SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AffordableSchools.net -- a college search and rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs -- announced today that it had released its newest college rankings list, featuring the 25 Most Affordable, Large, Private, Nonprofit Bachelor's Colleges.
At No.1 on this AffordableSchools.net's rankings list is Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYUI) in Rexburg, Idaho. BYUI is followed by Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Columbia College (Columbia, Missouri), in second and third places. The complete list of all 25 U.S. colleges and universities, in alphabetical order, comprises:
* Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah)
* Brigham Young University-Idaho (Rexburg, Idaho)
* Columbia College (Columbia, Missouri)
* Columbia University (New York, New York)
* Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
* DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois)
* Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)
* Georgetown University (Washington, District of Columbia)
* Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
* Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland)
* Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
* Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia)
* National University (La Jolla, California)
* Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts)
* Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)
* Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
* Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, New York)
* Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, Florida)
* Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, New Hampshire)
* St John's University-New York (Queens, New York)
* Stanford University (Stanford, California)
* Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York)
* University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
* Webster University (Saint Louis, Missouri)
* Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, Utah)
"Private, non-profit colleges potentially offer a number of benefits over other types of colleges," said Raj Dash, the article's lead researcher. "Benefits possibly include: the amount of money spent per student, on average, on research and on instructional development; a shorter time to complete a bachelor's degree program; special library collections and many others. If you have your mind set on attending a private college, there are some for a range of budgets.
"As part of our ongoing niche bachelor's colleges exploration, we're looking at the most affordable of private, nonprofit institutions. Because there are a considerable number of institutions in this category in the U.S., we're dividing the niche into three parts, starting with this one, which covers 'large' and 'huge' colleges. That is, institutions with 15,000 students or more.
"As with our other niche lists, we've added several discovery features to ease the effort of college search. This includes a variety of interactive charts and statistical dashboards, and a circular chart that allows for relative comparison of all 25 ranked colleges at a single glance and on multiple data points. Take the time to understand the latter, and it may be quite valuable to you."
Rankings for this list were compiled with data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), a bureau of the Dept. of Education (http://nces.ed.gov/). We queried for private, nonprofit, bachelor's-granting colleges with over 15,000 students (grad and undergrad), extracted admissions info, and applied a number of other factors. The list continues our series of "top 25" bachelor's colleges, exploring various niches and hopefully bringing them to the attention of future college students. Similar niche rankings will be published at AffordableSchools (http://www.affordableschools.net) -- a college search and rankings site with a focus on affordable colleges and programs -- on a regular basis.
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