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Choosing the right college means you have to think about a lot of factors! To help you, we have highlighted a color coding ranking of college affordability just for Boston students – GREEN schools are usually the most affordable, RED schools the least and YELLOW schools can vary and be specific for you.

The Net Debt and Grad Rate columns include National data from the Whitehouse Scorecards. When looking at a specific school, remember to pay attention to commuter versus non commuter costs, successful graduation rates, and school specific "Insider Tips!"

Keep in mind that rankings can vary from case to case. What doesn’t work for someone else might be your perfect fit!

Namesort descending City Rating Score Net Debt Grad Rate
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL 19,750 26.3%
American International College Springfield, MA
Red
20,250 39.4%
Appalachian State University Boone, NC
Red
19,125 66.2%
Auburn University Auburn, AL
Red
20,500 68.3%
Barnard College New York, NY 18,500 89.6%
Benedict College Columbia, SC 25,000 28.8%
Bennett College Greensboro, NC 29,750 36.5%
Berklee College of Music Boston, MA 30,000 59.4%
Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME 19,032 95.4%
Bowie State University Bowie, MD 18,500 34.6%
Brown University Providence, RI 16,765 95.2%
Bucknell College Lewisburg, PA 26,982 90.4%
Bunker Hill Community College Charlestown, MA
Green
5,200 10.9%
Cedar Crest College Allentown, PA 27,000 61.0%
Colby College Waterville, ME 20,840 90.3%
Colby-Sawyer College New London, NH
Red
23,580 55.9%
Dartmouth College NH
Green
13,000 95.8%
DePaul University Chicago, IL 25,999 68.0%
Drew University Madison, NJ 21,020 68.7%
Duquesne University Pittsburg, PA 27,000 74.3%