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Is USC a Good School for the Money?

Below Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$232,065 Avg Total Cost

University of Southern California Value Report

College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of an USC degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the USC annual value report below.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 1% National Quality
Expensive Price

University of Southern California is ranked #2,212 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe University of Southern California is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  2212 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  1.29 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

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*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $232,065 For That Piece of Paper

The USC time to graduate is about 4.17 years and will cost an estimated $55,651 per year. This brings the total cost to 232,065.

Average Yearly Cost$55,651
Average Years to Graduate4.17
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$232,065

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average USC student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your USC degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$169,448 In-State With Aid
$334,230 Avg Cost No Aid
4.17 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how USC value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$334,230#0F
All Students$232,065#2,212F
Only Students Receiving Aid$169,448#1,748D-
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$334,230#F
All Students$232,065#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$169,448#F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of California.

About 70% of USC students receive financial aid. Get more details on what USC financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average USC cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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