Boston College ranks 18th among U.S. private universities and 43rd among all of the nation's public, private, and liberal arts colleges and universities surveyed for Kiplinger's 2018 "Best College Values" list, released on December 22, 2017.
Introduced in 1998, the rankings now combine public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges into a single, comprehensive list of the top 300 schools offering the best value. Kiplinger also ranks the 100 best in each category.
“Our rankings, which weigh affordability alongside academic quality, are a great resource for students and their parents when sorting through college choices,” said Mark Solheim, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, which publishes the rankings. “We start with a universe of nearly 1,200 schools and trim the list using measures of academic quality. We then rank the schools based on cost and financial aid data."
Last year, Boston College was 20th among U.S. private universities and 47th among all public, private, and liberal arts colleges and universities on Kiplinger's list.
View the full list of private universities 'Best College Values 2018' at Kiplinger.com.