Today more than ever, the return on investment–sometimes referred to as educational ROI-students receive from higher-ed institutions is a critical factor in their decisions regarding which institution to attend.

Financial aid, loans, starting and average salaries, and career prospects all factor into the return students get on the dollars they commit to a college or university.

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To speak to the importance of value and educational ROI, the Princeton Review just released its list of the 200 Best Value Colleges for 2020. The project annually names the undergraduate institutions the education services company recommends as offering the best educational ROI. The Princeton Review staff used more than 40 data points to select the schools for the list and tally the project’s seven categories of ranking lists.

The Princeton Review posted its Best Value Colleges list, seven ranking lists, and profiles of the 200 schools (plus profiles of nine tuition-free schools), where the information is accessible for free with site registration.

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Editorial Director, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura