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How to Get the Most out of your College Tuition Dollars

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Tuition is expensive. If you are paying for an education, it is wise to get the most for your money. One way to to do is to go to a school that is known for its 4-year graduation rate. Many students take more than four years to graduate which means more money for a degree, and more time. The top schools for graduation rates, graduating students at 90% or better, in just four years are

  • Haverford College, PA
  • Pomona College, CA
  • Swarthmore College, PA
  • Georgetown University, D.C.
  • Juilliard, NY
  • Notre Dame, IN

You will note that many of the schools with top graduation rates within for years are private colleges, so the extra money per year in tuition costs could be worth it. But, below are schools that graduate the most students with low incomes in four years. The figures are based on students with Pell Grants, federal aid to low-income students whose families earning less than $20,000 per year. These colleges are

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Earlham College, IN
  • Pitzer College, CA
  • Moravian College, PA
  • New College of Florida
  • University of San Francisco

Another way to insure you are getting the most for your tuition dollars is to note which schools job recruiters like. If you are spending money for a degree, you want to make sure you can get a good job. Recruiters favor the following colleges for preparing students for the work world.

  • Pennsylvania StateUniversity
  • Texas A & M University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Perdue University
  • Arizona State University

Consider all the angles before selecting a college and paying out your tuition dollars.