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These 20 Private U.S. Universities And Colleges Offer The Best Value In 2018

Princeton University

Princeton and Harvard University are ranked No.1 and No. 2 among the nation’s best private college values in 2018, according to Kiplinger, a business forecasting and finance news organization.

Duke University clocks in at No. 3 on the list of the top 100 private U.S. universities and colleges offer the best value in 2018, followed by Vanderbilt University, Nashville (No. 4); Rice University, Houston (No. 5); and Dartmouth College, Hanover (No. 6).

Other private universities and colleges schools to crack the top 10 list include Yale University, New Haven; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; and Stanford University. The business publications defines college values as “a high-quality education at an affordable price.”

Here’s how the 20 Private U.S. universities and colleges on the list did:

1. Princeton University
Average cost per year: $61,140
Average debt at graduation: $8,908
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $80,500

2. Harvard University, Cambridge
Average cost per year: $66,609
Average debt at graduation: $16,702
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $90,900

3. Duke University, Durham
Average cost per year: $69,598
Average debt at graduation: $22,256
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $77,900

4. Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Average cost per year: $64,542
Average debt at graduation: $24,122
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $64,500

5. Rice University, Houston
Average cost per year: $60,658
Average debt at graduation: $22,497
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $64,300

6. Dartmouth College, Hanover
Average cost per year: $69,787
Average debt at graduation: $22,497
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $64,300

7. Yale University, New Haven
Average cost per year: $70,570
Average debt at graduation: $17,849
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $70,000

8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Average cost per year: $65,612
Average debt at graduation: $13,625
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $83,200

9. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Average cost per year: $66,027
Average debt at graduation: $24,954
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $94,200

10. Stanford University, Stanford
Average cost per year: $66,184
Average debt at graduation: $23,463
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $78,200

11. Columbia University, New York
Average cost per year: $72,627
Average debt at graduation: $23,389
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $73,600

12. Cornell University, Ithaca
Average cost per year: $68,163
Average debt at graduation: $29,217
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $61,500

13. Emory University, Atlanta
Average cost per year: $64,510
Average debt at graduation: $23,593
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $96,800

14. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Average cost per year: $69,310
Average debt at graduation: $23,810
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $63,100

15. Brown University, Providence
Average cost per year: $69,010
Average debt at graduation: $23,577
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $63,100

16. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis
Average cost per year: $68,531
Average debt at graduation: $23,577
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $63,300

17. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Average cost per year: $69,880
Average debt at graduation: $24,536
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $82,400

18. Boston College, Chestnut Hill
Average cost per year: $68,730
Average debt at graduation: $20,481
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $70,000

19. University of Chicago, Chicago
Average cost per year: $73,560
Average debt at graduation: $23,852
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $65,500

20. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
Average cost per year: $67,445
Average debt at graduation: $28,406
Average salary 10 years after starting college: $71,600

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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