C in Preparation (38th)
C in Participation (23rd)
F in Affordability (45th)
B in Completion (22nd)
D+ in Benefits (41st)
To zoom in on our weakest element, the affordability grade was calculated from six indicators:
- Community colleges cost 21% of average family income (after subtracting financial aid).
- Public four-year schools cost 28% of average family income (again after financial aid).
- Private four-year schools cost 41% of average family income (after financial aid)
- The state investment in needs-based financial aid is 48% of the state's share of Pell grant funding.
- Tuition at the lowest price colleges is 31% of the poorest families' income.
- The average undergraduate borrows $4,841 per year.
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