Just because a college is less expensive doesn't mean it's a better investment. When you consider cost, financial aid, student debt and earnings after graduation, some of New Jersey's more expensive colleges are better deals than they seem, especially in the case of public universities.
By Adam Clark for Bergen Review Media
How the rankings were calculated Money magazine only included 727 colleges and universities on its list. To be considered, colleges had to have at least 500 students, have a graduation rate that was at or above average, not be in financial distress and have enough data to be analyzed. The colleges were ranked based on 26 factors, including the graduation rate, tuition rate and the average salary of graduates.
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