The US Department of Education released its college “score card” in mid-February, in an attempt to gauge the affordability and value of American higher education institutions.
President Obama alluded to the score card in his State of the Union address, saying he hoped the online resource would help students and families “get the most for your educational buck.”
The score card calculates the average net price of a college, factoring scholarships and grants that do not need to be repaid into the final total. It also provides graduation rates, loan default rates, and the median monthly student borrowing.
The final college price tags may surprise you. We’ve ranked Boston-area colleges based on their average net prices.
Before you peruse the rankings, answer this: