Best College Values Publishes Ranking of Top 50 Bachelor’s in Business Degree Programs 2017
CHICAGO, March 23, 2017 / via PRNewswire / Best College Values, a website that ranks higher education degrees according to their quality and affordability, has published their latest in a series of rankings: Top 50 Best Value Bachelor’s in Business Degree Programs 2017.
The schools in this ranking were selected from a pool of 300 regionally accredited colleges and universities with above average reputations according to US News and World Report. They were then ranked according to a weighted methodology using publicly available data in the areas of tuition rates, return on investment (according to PayScale), graduation rates, and cohort default rates.
Placing first in this ranking is Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo placed second and third, respectively.
Brigham Young University is a private research university associated with the Mormon church (Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints). BYU comprises three campuses in Idaho, Hawaii, and the flagship campus, in Provo, Utah. The university is known for its internationally experienced and academically minded student body and excellent dedication to teaching. The school offers a wide variety of undergraduate business programs in areas including: accounting, business management (with multiple specializations), finance, information systems, recreation management, and more.
Other colleges and universities that made the ranking are listed below in alphabetical order.
Arizona State University—Tempe, Arizona
Auburn University—Auburn, Alabama
Baruch College CUNY—New York City, New York
Binghamton University SUNY—Vestal, New York
California State Polytechnic University—Pomona, California
Clemson University—Clemson, South Carolina
College of William and Mary—Williamsburg, Virginia
Florida State University—Tallahassee, Florida
George Mason University—Fairfax, Virginia
Indiana University—Bloomington, Indiana
Iowa State University—Ames, Iowa
Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Cambridge, Massachusetts
North Carolina State University—Raleigh, North Carolina
Ohio State University—Columbus, Ohio
Oklahoma State University—Stillwater, Oklahoma
Pennsylvania State University—University Park, Pennsylvania
Rutgers University—New Brunswick, New Jersey
San Diego State University—San Diego, California
San Jose State University—San Jose, California
Texas A&M University—College Station, Texas
Texas Tech University—Lubbock Texas
University of Arizona—Tucson, Arizona
University at Buffalo SUNY—Buffalo, New York
University of California—Berkeley, California
University of California—Irvine, California
University of Colorado—Boulder, Colorado
University of Connecticut—Storrs, Connecticut
University of Delaware—Newark, Delaware
University of Florida—Gainesville, Florida
University of Georgia—Athens, Georgia
University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign, Illinois
University of Iowa—Iowa City, Iowa
University of Massachusetts—Amherst, Massachusetts
University of Maryland—College Park, Maryland
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor Michigan
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
University of Missouri—Columbia, Missouri
University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Nebraska
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, North Carolina
University of Oklahoma—Norman, Oklahoma
University of Texas—Austin, Texas
University of Utah—Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Virginia—Charlottesville, Virginia
University of Washington—Seattle, Washington
University of Wisconsin—Madison, Wisconsin
Virginia Polytechnic University—Blacksburg, Virginia
Brett Gershon, site editor for Best College Values, says, “Students who choose a career in business know they are entering a competitive field, so obtaining a bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution will go a long way toward a successful beginning upon graduation.”
Gershon also notes that it is also important to attend an institution that delivers a great education at an affordable price that will provide a good future return on the investment. “This ranking is designed to highlight degree programs that provide the best balance of all of these factors.”
Prospective students will find this ranking a valuable resource in weighing all of the considerations involved the decision of where to attend college. The ranking provides an analysis of the objective factors in this process so that students can focus more on subjective aspects to find a great fit.
BestCollegeValues.com is an online resource for prospective college students seeking an education worth its cost. Best College Values strives to provide the most comprehensive and rigorously researched set of online resources on the intersections of college affordability, educational quality, and educational outcomes so that individuals pursuing higher education can find the best college at the best price.