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2021 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing

1,035 Colleges
416,954 Bachelor's Degrees
$19,944 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Business, Management & Marketing School for You

Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & MarketingIn 2018-2019, 416,954 bachelor's degrees were awarded to business, management and marketing students, making the major the most popular in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing ranking, we looked at 1,035 colleges that offer a bachelor's in business, management and marketing. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those business, management and marketing schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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2021 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for the Money.

Top 25 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Schools

Brigham Young University - Provo landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, BYU also is in the top 5% of our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing ranking.

The average student at BYU graduates in less than 5.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $12,239. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from BYU is about $64,132. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA

Elizabethtown College earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Elizabethtown, E - town is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, E - town also did well on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing list. It's in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at E - town is 4.1 years, and it costs about $17,380 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from E - town is about $70,910. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Detroit Mercy comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UDM is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Detroit. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UDM also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing ranking.

At UDM, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $15,117. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UDM is about $63,794. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize Mount Vernon Nazarene University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Mount Vernon, MVNU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. MVNU also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

The average student at MVNU graduates in less than 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $18,170. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from MVNU is $76,496. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#5

University of Mary

Bismarck, ND

University of Mary landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. Located in the rural area of Bismarck, UMary is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. UMary excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing list.

The average student at UMary graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,895. This means that the average student pays around $92,774 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMary. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Goldey - Beacom College

Wilmington, DE

Goldey - Beacom College landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. Located in the suburb of Wilmington, Goldey - Beacom College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Goldey - Beacom College also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Goldey - Beacom College is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,915. This means that the average student pays around $92,700 to get a bachelor’s degree from Goldey - Beacom College. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Truman State University. Truman State is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Kirksville.

The average student at Truman State graduates in less than 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $18,927. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Truman State is $80,250. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public school with a very large student population. Florida State excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing list.

It takes the average student at Florida State about 4.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Florida State is $115,196. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - La Crosse as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of La Crosse, UW - La Crosse is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to its great value ranking, UW - La Crosse is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing list.

The average student at UW - La Crosse graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $19,185. This means that the average student pays around $85,373 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - La Crosse. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#10

Canisius College

Buffalo, NY

Canisius College comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Canisius is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Buffalo.

It takes the average student at Canisius about 4.1 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $18,574. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Canisius is $75,968. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ferris State University. Located in the town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public college with a large student population.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Ferris to complete their degree, and it costs about $15,909 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Ferris be around $73,022. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater comes in at #12 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Whitewater, UW - Whitewater is a public school with a large student population. UW - Whitewater excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing list.

It takes the average student at UW - Whitewater about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,164. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UW - Whitewater is about $91,343. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Grand Valley State University comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. GVSU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Allendale. GVSU also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing list. It's in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

It takes the average student at GVSU about 4.5 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the GVSU is $105,245. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Northwestern Ohio landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. Located in the suburb of Lima, University of Northwestern Ohio is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at University of Northwestern Ohio to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $17,799. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Northwestern Ohio is $74,756. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Southern Nazarene University comes in at #15 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Bethany, SNU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, SNU also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing ranking.

At SNU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,685. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from SNU is $99,477. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Harding University

Searcy, AR

Harding University comes in at #16 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Searcy, Harding is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

It takes the average student at Harding about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,917. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Harding is $90,989. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Appalachian State University comes in at #17 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Boone, Appalachian State is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to its great value ranking, Appalachian State is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Appalachian State is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,137. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Appalachian State is $95,410. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #18 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Dakota State University - Main Campus. Located in the medium-sized city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public school with a large student population.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at North Dakota State University to complete their degree, and it costs about $21,224 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University is about $96,145. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize Louisiana Tech University as the #19 school in this year's rankings. Louisiana Tech is a large public school located in the distant town of Ruston.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Louisiana Tech to complete their degree, and it costs about $18,308 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech is $80,372. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Nebraska at Kearney landed the #20 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. Located in the town of Kearney, UNK is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average student at UNK graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,217. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNK be around $91,987. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of South Florida - Main Campus as the #21 school in this year's rankings. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the city of Tampa. USF Tampa excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing list.

It takes the average student at USF Tampa about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,095. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa is $99,308. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL

The #22 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Illinois College. Located in the town of Jacksonville, Illinois College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

At Illinois College, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,471. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Illinois College is about $83,317. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Winona State University

Winona, MN

Winona State University landed the #23 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value business, management and marketing schools. Winona State is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Winona.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Winona State is 4.5 years, and it costs about $21,880 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Winona State is $98,022. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Mercer University

Macon, GA

Mercer University comes in at #24 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Macon, Mercer is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

The average student at Mercer graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,614. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Mercer is about $84,144. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at San Antonio as the #25 school in this year's rankings. UTSA is a very large public school located in the city of San Antonio.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at UTSA to complete their degree, and it costs about $20,313 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UTSA is $95,471. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Rest of the Top 50 Schools for Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing

#26

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC
#27

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
#28

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, ND
#29

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
#30

Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, PA
#31

Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC
#32

Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN
#33

St. Bonaventure University

Saint Bonaventure, NY
#35

Manchester University

North Manchester, IN
#39

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR
#40

SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY
#41

Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR
#45

Ball State University

Muncie, IN
#47

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY
#48

University of Houston

Houston, TX
#50

Park University

Parkville, MO

Additional Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the schools awarded a Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 1035 different United States business, management and marketing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
52 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
53 Geneva College Beaver Falls, PA
54 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
55 John Brown University Siloam Springs, AR
56 University of North Texas Denton, TX
57 Grace College and Theological Seminary Winona Lake, IN
58 Birmingham Southern College Birmingham, AL
59 Union University Jackson, TN
60 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
61 University of Charleston Charleston, WV
62 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
63 Berry College Mount Berry, GA
64 Drury University Springfield, MO
65 Wartburg College Waverly, IA
66 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
67 Loras College Dubuque, IA
68 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
69 University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD
70 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
71 Regent University Virginia Beach, VA
72 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
73 Ashland University Ashland, OH
74 Florida International University Miami, FL
75 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
76 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
77 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
78 Malone University Canton, OH
79 Texas Lutheran University Seguin, TX
80 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
81 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
82 University of Georgia Athens, GA
83 SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY
84 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
85 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
86 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
87 Wilberforce University Wilberforce, OH
88 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
89 Columbia College Columbia, MO
90 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
91 St. Mary’s University San Antonio, TX
92 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO
93 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
94 Brigham Young University - Hawaii Laie, HI
95 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY
96 Niagara University Niagara University, NY
97 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
98 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
99 Meredith College Raleigh, NC
100 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
101 Chadron State College Chadron, NE
102 Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
103 Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling, WV
104 University of Mount Union Alliance, OH
105 The College of Idaho Caldwell, ID
106 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
107 Saint Johns University Collegeville, MN
108 Saint Ambrose University Davenport, IA
109 Albright College Reading, PA
110 Siena College Loudonville, NY
111 Howard University Washington, DC
112 Mississippi College Clinton, MS
113 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
114 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
115 SUNY Delhi Delhi, NY
116 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
117 Anderson University Indiana Anderson, IN
118 Oral Roberts University Tulsa, OK
119 University of Mississippi University, MS
120 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
121 Salem International University Salem, WV
122 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
123 Johnson & Wales University - North Miami North Miami, FL
124 Cleary University Howell, MI
125 Mid - America Christian University Oklahoma City, OK
126 Bluffton University Bluffton, OH
127 West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX
128 Stetson University DeLand, FL
129 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
130 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
131 Westminster College Pennsylvania New Wilmington, PA
132 Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
133 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
134 The University of Tennessee - Martin Martin, TN
135 Indiana Wesleyan University Marion, IN
136 Monroe College Bronx, NY
137 William Jewell College Liberty, MO
138 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
139 Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC
140 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
141 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
142 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
143 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
144 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
145 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York, NY
146 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
147 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
148 Monmouth College Monmouth, IL
149 Alfred State College Alfred, NY
150 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
151 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
152 Georgia Southwestern State University Americus, GA
153 Bradley University Peoria, IL
154 Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Indiana, PA
155 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Business, Management & Marketing students that almost earned our Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing award.

Rank College Location
156 Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
157 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
158 Northwest University Kirkland, WA
159 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
160 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
161 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
162 Northwood University Midland, MI
163 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
164 Wayne State College Wayne, NE
165 Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
166 Hampden - Sydney College Hampden-Sydney, VA
167 Cornerstone University Grand Rapids, MI
168 Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI
169 Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, TX
170 North Central College Naperville, IL
171 Culver - Stockton College Canton, MO
172 University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
173 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
174 Transylvania University Lexington, KY
175 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
176 Washington State University Pullman, WA
177 Creighton University Omaha, NE
178 University of Minnesota - Morris Morris, MN
179 Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
180 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
181 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
182 Elmira College Elmira, NY
183 McKendree University Lebanon, IL
184 Emporia State University Emporia, KS
185 Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID
186 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
187 Drake University Des Moines, IA
188 Lycoming College Williamsport, PA
189 Tennessee Wesleyan University Athens, TN
190 Menlo College Atherton, CA
191 Oakland City University Oakland City, IN
192 Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS
193 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
194 SUNY Polytechnic Institute Utica, NY
195 Pennsylvania State University - Greater Allegheny McKeesport, PA
196 University of Dallas Irving, TX
197 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
198 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
199 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
200 Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Charlotte, NC
201 Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee, WI
202 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
203 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
204 Huntingdon College Montgomery, AL
205 Mercyhurst University Erie, PA
206 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
207 Doane University Crete, NE

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Business, Management & Marketing Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
General Business/Commerce 25,818

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Amit Savargaonkar.

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