Rice moves up to No. 14 on Forbes’ list of best value colleges

Rice University is ranked No. 14 — up from No. 20 last year — on Forbes’ list of 2017 best value colleges.

generic shot of students at commencementThe current list, topped by the University of California, Berkeley, includes 300 schools that “deliver the best bang for the tuition buck based on tuition costs, school quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation success,” the magazine’s staff wrote. Forbes used data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and PayScale’s salary database.

In Forbes’ ranking of best value schools by region, Rice is No. 3 in the South, bested only by the University of Florida and Duke University. Texas has the largest number of best value schools in the South — 13 — but Rice is the only Texas school in the region’s top 10.

Click here for the complete list of best value schools; click here for Forbes’ best values by region.



About B.J. Almond

B.J. Almond is senior director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.