The arch before GVSU's Allendale Campus is pictured.

GVSU earns 'Best Bang for the Buck' honors from national college guide

Grand Valley was named "Best Bang for the Buck" among Midwest institutions by Washington Monthly in its 2020 college rankings guide.

GVSU also received accolades from the publication for Best College for Student Voting and was ranked No. 146 in the master's degree category. In 2019, the university received similar honors.

Criteria for Best Bang for the Buck included the number of first-generation students, Pell grant recipients and graduates who earned marketable degrees at affordable prices.

Earning a spot on the honor roll for Best College for Student Voting means an institution has action plans to increase voter registration and voter turnout among students.

Criteria among master's degree-granting institutions included rankings of social mobility, research and public service.

View all results of Washington Monthly's College Guide online.