Bucks County Community College (BCCC) earned a spot in a statewide assessment of tuitions charged by Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
BCCC took spot #6 in the SmartAsset ranking.
SmartAsset is a New York City-based financial technology company that directs consumers toward informed personal finance decisions.
Five metrics determined overall results for college value:
- Student living costs (room, board, books, transportation, etc.)
- Scholarship and grant offerings
- Student retention rate
- Starting salaries for new graduates
SmartAsset’s analysts then compared these costs against students’ expected returns on investment. Starting salaries, tuition and living costs were weighted, as were scholarships/grants and retention.
The calculations resulted in a Best-Value College Index, from which school rankings emerged. The top score was 100, with subsequent results filtering downward for comparison.
BCCC’s scholarship/grant average, tuition and retention rates yielded a Best-Value College Index of 96.46.
Nationally, the same tuition assessment puts BCCC at 835th.
More data on college costs throughout Pennsylvania is at SmartAsset.