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2021 Best Value Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving in the Great Lakes Region

7 Colleges
831 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,739 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Transportation & Materials Moving School for You

Best Value Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving in the Great Lakes RegionTransportation & Materials Moving is the #29 most popular major in the country with 5,135 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 831 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving in the Great Lakes Region ranking analyzed 7 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in transportation and materials moving. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those transportation and materials moving schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Transportation & Materials Moving Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Transportation & Materials Moving Schools in the Great Lakes Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Transportation & Materials Moving Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Transportation & Materials Moving Schools in the Great Lakes Region

Western Michigan University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. WMU is a very large public school located in the small city of Kalamazoo. WMU also made our Best Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving in the Great Lakes Region list, coming in at #4.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at WMU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,387. This means that the average student pays around $100,305 to get a bachelor’s degree from WMU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Our rankings recognize Purdue University - Main Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Purdue is a very large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette. In addition to being on our best value list, Purdue has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

It takes the average student at Purdue about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $28,495 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Purdue is $124,238. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Kent State University at Kent earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Kent, Kent State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Kent State also made our Best Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving in the Great Lakes Region list, coming in at #6.

It takes the average student at Kent State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,092. 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 Kent State is $115,848. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Lewis University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value transportation and materials moving schools. Located in the large suburb of Romeoville, Lewis is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Lewis has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

At Lewis, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,279. This means that the average student pays around $139,768 to get a bachelor’s degree from Lewis. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

Indiana State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Indiana State is a large public school located in the city of Terre Haute. Indiana State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving in the Great Lakes Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Indiana State is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,696. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State be around $100,770. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Columbus. In addition to being on our best value list, Ohio State has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Ohio State is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $34,273. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State is about $148,402. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population. SIUC not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving in the Great Lakes Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SIUC is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,953. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SIUC be around $129,130. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Transportation & Materials Moving Colleges by State

Explore the best transportation and materials moving schools for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 210
Ohio 194
Illinois 259
Indiana 168

Transportation & Materials Moving Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Air Transportation 771
Marine Transportation 58
Other Transportation & Materials Moving 2

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Personal & Culinary Services 159
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 66

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 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 Alessandro Aceri.

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