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WSU ranked best public university in "best value" for grads; GU ranked #1 in private universities

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Washington State University ranked near the top of the list for "adding value" to graduates, and ranked the highest out of all public universities in the country.

Meanwhile, Gonzaga was ranked, for the second consecutive year as the #1 value among all private universities in the northwest. 

Money magazine ranked WSU #4 in their "The 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value" list. According to the article, the rankings were generated based on "comparative-value grades for graduation rates, earnings, and student loan repayment." Alumni earnings were also a factor. Schools with a graduation rate below 50 percent were eliminated from consideration.

Money also made a "best colleges" list, where the University of Washington Seattle campus ranked #30, WSU ranked #37, Western Washington University and Gonzaga tied for the #114 ranking, and Central Washington University ranked #413. The list was generated out of more than 2,000 four-year colleges in the country.

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As mentioned earlier, Gonzaga also received an honor by Money Magazine as being ranked the #1 value among all private universities in the Pacific Northwest, and #8 in the nation for merit aid. 

Money sought to determine which of the roughly 2,000 four-year U.S. colleges and universities deliver the most value – a great education at an affordable price that prepares students for rewarding careers. In ranking the nation’s 705 best-value colleges and universities, Money excluded schools with graduation rates below the median, financial difficulties, or fewer than 500 undergraduates. The schools were ranked on 24 factors in three equally weighted categories: educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.

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