Tool | December 2015
Kiplinger's Best College Values
Sort and compare the top 100 values in private universities. Use the arrows at the top of any column of data to rank any list of colleges by cost and financial-aid measures. For more information on a particular college, click the college's name.
|7||California Institute of Technology, Pasadena||CA||9%||85%||$60,084||$37,557||$0||0%||$12,104||$74,000|
|9||Stanford University, Stanford||CA||5||76||61,852||41,620||8,980||0‡||19,230||80,900|
|26||University of Southern California, Los Angeles||CA||18||76||65,632||30,656||19,014||27||28,541||66,100|
|30||Santa Clara University, Santa Clara||CA||49||78||60,489||23,155||13,120||43||26,759||67,700|
|41||Pepperdine University, Malibu||CA||35||75||63,652||37,293||18,974||31||31,884||61,400|
|66||University of San Diego, San Diego||CA||46||67||58,392||24,438||14,025||27||30,225||56,300|
|72||Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles||CA||53||69||58,663||19,402||9,432||50||30,243||55,600|
|92||Chapman University, Orange||CA||47||58||62,650||15,842||17,071||44||27,979||51,800|
# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $13,472 for Mormons.
NA - Not available.
SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.