Arizona State University has made the Friske list of College “Best Buys,” which ranks both private and public institutions. The list ranks institutions based on the quality of academic offerings and the affordability of the institutions. Arizona State made the list among institutions in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with only 20 institutions making the list each year. With college cost continually increasing, both students and parents are becoming more budget and cost conscious when it comes to higher education.
Students and parents want an institution that is the best in terms of education, especially if you will be putting a lot of money into paying for that education. Arizona State, based in Tempe, AZ, prides itself on being not only affordable, but being high quality as well. At Arizona State. Tuition is reasonably priced for both in-state and out-of-state students. For an in-person, full time degree program, according to the University’s website, in-state tuition is about $5,396 and for an out-of-state student tuition is about $13,686. However, most students don’t even pay that much with scholarships and gift aid that is available and awarded to students, the average in-state student will only pay $1,800 in net tuition per school year.
ASU has a big commitment to making higher education accessible and affordable, which has caused an influx of students from diverse backgrounds . Arizona State also appeals to not just Arizonans, but also to students from around the U.S., where a student can attend ASU for the same price as a school in their home state.
Arizona State also has not made just the Friske list, it’s also the Number 1 in innovation and it’s in the top 10 for graduate employability in which they are ahead of MIT, Columbia and UCLA. Arizona State makes their tuition accessible to as many students as possible, while offering high quality education which is why it made the Friske list of “Best Buys” and should be considered by students both in-state and out-of-state.