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SDSU Again Named "Best Value" College

The Princeton Review ranks the university No. 38 among public colleges for best return on investment.
By Jeff Ristine

San Diego State University ranks No. 38 in the nation for the “Return on Investment” it offers as a public university, according to the latest evaluation from The Princeton Review.

The 2021 edition of the publication’s annual “Best Value Colleges” was released online Apr. 20. It marks the third straight year SDSU has been identified by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s top 200 colleges as measured by a combination of academic excellence, affordability and career prospects, among other factors.

The 200 public and private undergraduate institutions selected are listed alphabetically, with the top 50 public schools ranked separately for best “return on investment.

That measure takes into account such factors as starting and mid-career salaries, tuition and other college costs, financial aid, academic ratings including student assessments of their instructors’ teaching skills drawn from surveys, and “career social impact.”

“Students who attend these schools don't have to mortgage their futures to pay for their degrees,” the publication said, “and we believe they will graduate with great career prospects.”

The Princeton Review said more than 650 colleges were evaluated for this year’s guide, based on surveys of administrators, students and alumni conducted in 2019-20.

The Princeton Review is a New York City-based test prep, tutoring and college admissions services company.