"Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America

by | Apr. 30, 2019

Mormon Life

There's no doubt about it—people are investing increasingly more in a college education, especially as tuition rates keep climbing. But are you getting a good value for your investment?

According to Forbes, which ranked colleges that give students the best quality education for the money they spent, BYU students are getting a great return on their investment.

In 2019, Forbes ranked BYU at no. 1 on the list of America's Best Value Colleges. This isn't the first time BYU has cracked the top 10 for best value colleges in America. In 2018 it was ranked no. 3, in 2017 it was ranked no. 10, and in 2016 it landed no. 2. 

About the applicability of value education in our society today, Forbes states, 

"Suddenly, higher education seems in need of damage control. Along with skyrocketing costs—an approximate 200% increase in one generation—and grim student-debt figures—an average $28,650 per borrower and a cumulative $1.5 trillion—there’s the recent college admissions cheating and bribery scandal. All of which suggest that a big price tag for a college diploma that favors the affluent has a very human cost.

"The Forbes Best Value Colleges ranking is focused on that human angle. Most students and their families are interested in value over prestige."

According to U.S. News, BYU ranks at no. 11 for best value colleges in 2017 while Value Colleges ranks BYU no. 2 behind the University of Florida.

No matter what list you look at, most agree that BYU is a pretty great investment.

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