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SelectSmart.comThis selector features over 900 of the best values in postsecondary education in America. All are accredited postsecondary institutions. Your results include informative links describing and comparing each of the colleges.

For the 4-year colleges we defined "best" as being those bachelor-degree granting institutions with graduation rates of at least 40% within six years*. We also calculated each institution's ROI. We compared the cost to attend each college to the wage earnings of its graduates within a few years of graduation.

For the 2-year associate degree granting institutions, we included over 200 of the best. Most are public colleges and all are non-profit. These are schools with good graduation rates and an average per student annual cost of under $15,000. Nearly all of these schools are community colleges with open admission policies, meaning that there is no minimum GPA or minimum SAT/ACT score required for admission. Community colleges work with businesses, industry and government to create tailored training programs to meet economic needs like nursing, health information technology, culinary arts, advanced manufacturing, and green jobs.

Most schools offer distance education. 62.4% of colleges surveyed in 2012 offered fully online degree programs.


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*The national average graduation rate within six years for colleges is 44%.

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