GVSU again ranked 'Best Bang for the Buck' by national college guide

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Grand Valley has again been named a "Best Bang for the Buck" among Midwest institutions by Washington Monthly in its 2021 college rankings guide. GVSU has received this designation each year since 2015.

The ranking is based on the number of first-generation students, Pell grant recipients and graduates who earned marketable degrees at affordable prices.

Washington Monthly also ranked Grand Valley among “Best Master’s Universities” across the nation and as a “Best College for Student Voting.” Criteria among master's degree-granting institutions included rankings of social mobility, research and community and national service. 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.

Students sit at a table outside on campus to register to vote through the Secretary of State Mobile unit.
Students register to vote at the Secretary of State Mobile unit on campus.
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Washington Monthly rates institutions of higher learning on the degree to which they recruit and graduate students of modest means, produce the scholarship and scholars that drive economic growth and human flourishing, and encourage students to be active citizens and serve their country.

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