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2024 Best Value Bachelor's Degree Colleges for General Education

173 Colleges
5,415,716 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,006 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value General Education School for You

Best Value Bachelor's Degree Colleges for General EducationIn 2021-2022, N/A people earned their bachelor's in general education, making the major the #75 most popular in the United States.

For this year's Best Value Bachelor's Degree Colleges for General Education ranking, we looked at 173 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those education 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. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2024 Best Value General Education Schools in the United States

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value General Education Schools

1
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Wilmington University
New Castle, DE

Wilmington University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of New Castle, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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2
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Goddard College
Plainfield, VT

Goddard College earned the #2 spot in our 2024 rankings. Located in the rural area of Plainfield, Goddard College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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3

Grand Valley State University landed the #3 spot in our 2024 rankings for best value general education schools. GVSU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Allendale. In addition to its great value ranking, GVSU is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best General Education Schools list.

At GVSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,554. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from GVSU be around $106,229. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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4

Bellevue University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Bellevue, Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at Bellevue University to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $17,110. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University be around $79,048. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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5

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay earned the #5 spot in our 2024 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Green Bay, UW - Green Bay is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UW - Green Bay to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,509. 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 UW - Green Bay is $86,230. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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6

Texas Woman's University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Denton, TWU is a public school with a large student population.

The average student at TWU graduates in less than 4.6 years, and it costs about $21,912 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 TWU is $100,576. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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7

The University of Arizona Global Campus landed the #7 spot in our 2024 rankings for best value general education schools. Located in the city of San Diego, UAGC is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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8

Our rankings recognize Eastern Michigan University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan is a public school with a large student population.

The average student at Eastern Michigan graduates in less than 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,490. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan is $106,603. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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9

Iowa State University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames. Iowa State excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best General Education Schools list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Iowa State is 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,185. 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 Iowa State is $115,476. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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10

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Purdue is a very large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette. In addition to its great value ranking, Purdue is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best General Education Schools list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Purdue is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,080. This means that the average student pays around $121,867 to get a bachelor’s degree from Purdue. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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General Education by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Other U.S. Territories
Great Lakes

One of 14 majors within the Education area of study, General Education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

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