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2022 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

1,260 Colleges
$4,410 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$26,786 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Liberal Arts General Studies School for You

In 2019-2020, 559,661 degrees and certificates were awarded to liberal arts general studies students, making the major the most popular in the country.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. This report analyzed 1,260 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value programs for liberal arts students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

When determining this ranking, we place a high emphasis on the school's quality as well as its sticker price. Even though a college may be affordable, it may not offer value. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

Our calculations use out-of-state tuition and fees in our nationwide and regional rankings. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges.

Top 25 Best Schools for Affordable Quality in Liberal Arts General Studies

$2,160 Average Tuition & Fees

Our analysis found New Mexico Junior College to be the best value school for liberal arts general studies students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Located in the town of Hobbs, New Mexico Junior College is a public school with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at New Mexico Junior College are $2,160 a year. On average, liberal arts graduates from New Mexico Junior College take out $6,082 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $63.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at New Mexico Junior College Report

$3,168 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southeast Community College Area. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Southeast Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Lincoln.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Southeast Community College are $3,168 per year. While working on their degree, liberal arts majors at Southeast Community College accumulate an average of around $9,625 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $100, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Southeast Community College Area Report

$2,644 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Campus. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Located in the remote town of Ruidoso, ENMU - Ruidoso Campus is a public college with a small student population.

ENMU - Ruidoso Campus undergraduate students pay an average of $2,644 in tuition and fees each year.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso Campus Report

#4

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Columbia Southern University. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Columbia Southern University is a large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Orange Beach.

Columbia Southern University undergraduate students pay an average of $5,775 in tuition and fees each year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Columbia Southern University also did well on our Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend American Public University System. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Charles Town.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at American Military University are $7,360 a year.

American Military University also claimed a spot on our Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#6

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, NE
$4,230 Average Tuition & Fees

Mid-Plains Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Located in the town of North Platte, Mid-Plains Community College is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Mid-Plains Community College are $4,230 per year. After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from Mid-Plains Community College carry an average student debtload of $8,900. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $92.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Mid-Plains Community College Report

#7

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Oakland Community College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. Oakland Community College is a large public school located in the large suburb of Bloomfield Hills.

Oakland Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,712 in tuition and fees each year. While working on their degree, liberal arts majors at Oakland Community College accumulate an average of around $9,874 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $102.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Oakland Community College Report

#8

Brazosport College

Lake Jackson, TX

Brazosport College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. BC is a small public school located in the small suburb of Lake Jackson.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at BC are $4,738 per year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, BC also is in the top 15% of our Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking.

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Collin County Community College District ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Located in the midsize suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Collin County Community College District are $5,014 a year.

Collin County Community College District also claimed a spot on our Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Collin County Community College District Report

Northland Community and Technical College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Located in the remote town of Thief River Falls, Northland Community and Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

Northland Community and Technical College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,793 in tuition and fees each year. The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at Northland Community and Technical College take out is $15,848. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $164, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read full report on Liberal Arts General Studies at Northland Community and Technical College

$4,680 Average Tuition & Fees

Metropolitan Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. It came in at #11 on the list. MCC is a large public school located in the large city of Omaha.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at MCC are $4,680 a year. While working on their degree, liberal arts majors at MCC accumulate an average of around $7,517 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $78.

Read full report on Liberal Arts General Studies at Metropolitan Community College

$2,984 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #12, Clovis Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the town of Clovis, Clovis Community College is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Clovis Community College are $2,984 per year.

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#13

Highland Community College

Highland, KS
$3,600 Average Tuition & Fees

Highland Community College landed the #13 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value liberal arts general studies programs. Located in the rural area of Highland, Highland Community College is a public school with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Highland Community College are $3,600 per year. On average, liberal arts graduates from Highland Community College take out $9,250 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $96, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

College of the Mainland

Texas City, TX
$3,873 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #14, College of the Mainland did quite well on this year’s best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Texas City, COM is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at COM are $3,873 per year.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at College of the Mainland Report

#15

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, LA
$4,079 Average Tuition & Fees

Delgado Community College landed the #15 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value liberal arts general studies programs. Delgado Community College is a large public school located in the city of New Orleans.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Delgado Community College are $4,079 per year. After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from Delgado Community College carry an average student debtload of $23,184. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $241, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, MN

With a ranking of #16, Normandale Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the city of Bloomington, Normandale Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Normandale Community College are $5,679 a year. The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at Normandale Community College take out is $12,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $125, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Normandale Community College also claimed a spot on our Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Normandale Community College Report

#17

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE
$4,590 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #17, Central Community College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the small city of Grand Island, Central Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Central Community College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,590 in tuition and fees each year. On average, liberal arts graduates from Central Community College take out $6,232 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $65, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Central Community College Report

#18

Highline College

Des Moines, WA
$4,691 Average Tuition & Fees

Highline College landed the #18 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value liberal arts general studies programs. Located in the large suburb of Des Moines, Highline is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Highline undergraduate students pay an average of $4,691 in tuition and fees each year.

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#19

Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott, KS
$3,510 Average Tuition & Fees

Fort Scott Community College ranked #19 on this year’s Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Located in the town of Fort Scott, FSCC is a public college with a small student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at FSCC are $3,510 per year. On average, liberal arts graduates from FSCC take out $8,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $83.

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Central Lakes College - Brainerd landed the #20 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value liberal arts general studies programs. Located in the remote town of Brainerd, Central Lakes College is a public school with a small student population.

Central Lakes College undergraduate students pay an average of $5,759 in tuition and fees each year. After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from Central Lakes College carry an average student debtload of $12,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $125, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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$3,000 Average Tuition & Fees

Western Nebraska Community College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. Located in the remote town of Scottsbluff, WNCC is a public college with a small student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at WNCC are $3,000 a year. The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at WNCC take out is $5,500. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $57.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Western Nebraska Community College Report

#22

Cascadia College

Bothell, WA

With a ranking of #22, Cascadia College did quite well on this year’s best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. Cascadia College is a small public school located in the large suburb of Bothell.

Cascadia College undergraduate students pay an average of $4,788 in tuition and fees each year.

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$4,395 Average Tuition & Fees

Northeast Community College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. Located in the remote town of Norfolk, Northeast is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at Northeast are $4,395 per year. Liberal Arts majors at Northeast take out an average of $8,750 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $91.

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#24

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, MN

North Hennepin Community College landed the #24 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value liberal arts general studies programs. Located in the large suburb of Brooklyn Park, North Hennepin Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for undergraduate students at North Hennepin Community College are $4,596 per year. The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at North Hennepin Community College take out is $13,489. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $140.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, North Hennepin Community College also did well on our Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at North Hennepin Community College Report

#25

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, IL
$4,440 Average Tuition & Fees

Joliet Junior College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Located in the suburb of Joliet, Joliet Junior College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state undergraduate student at Joliet Junior College are $4,440 a year. On average, liberal arts graduates from Joliet Junior College take out $8,783 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $91.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools

#26

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, MN
#28

North Seattle College

Seattle, WA
#29

Hill College

Hillsboro, TX
#29

Lake Region State College

Devils Lake, ND
#31

Lake Superior College

Duluth, MN
#33

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX
#38

South Seattle College

Seattle, WA
#40

Marshalltown Community College

Marshalltown, IA
#42

Midland College

Midland, TX
#43

Inver Hills Community College

Inver Grove Heights, MN
#44

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX
#46

Seattle Central College

Seattle, WA
#49

Odessa College

Odessa, TX
#50

Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1260 different United States liberal arts general studies schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
52 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN
53 Clarendon College Clarendon, TX
54 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS
55 McLennan Community College Waco, TX
55 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS
57 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
58 Coahoma Community College Clarksdale, MS
59 Cowley County Community College Arkansas City, KS
60 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
61 Ranger College Ranger, TX
62 Butler Community College El Dorado, KS
63 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
64 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA
65 Panola College Carthage, TX
66 South Plains College Levelland, TX
67 Crowder College Neosho, MO
68 South Central College North Mankato, MN
69 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
70 Houston Community College Houston, TX
71 El Centro College Dallas, TX
72 University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton Morrilton, AR
73 Pratt Community College Pratt, KS
73 Ellsworth Community College Iowa Falls, IA
75 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
75 University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville Batesville, AR
77 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
78 Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe, LA
79 Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA
79 Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI
81 Tillamook Bay Community College Tillamook, OR
82 The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville, TX
83 Arkansas State University - Beebe Beebe, AR
84 Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, LA
85 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
86 North Central Texas College Gainesville, TX
87 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS
88 Neosho County Community College Chanute, KS
89 Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA
90 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
90 East Los Angeles College Monterey Park, CA
92 Ridgewater College Willmar, MN
93 New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM
94 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
95 Independence Community College Independence, KS
96 Baltimore City Community College Baltimore, MD
97 Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
98 Central Arizona College Coolidge, AZ
99 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
99 Wharton County Junior College Wharton, TX
101 Seward County Community College Liberal, KS
102 Jones County Junior College Ellisville, MS
102 Phoenix College Phoenix, AZ
102 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
105 State Fair Community College Sedalia, MO
106 East Arkansas Community College Forrest City, AR
107 Genesee Community College Batavia, NY
108 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
109 Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg, SC
110 Laredo College Laredo, TX
111 Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA
112 Labette Community College Parsons, KS
112 Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME
114 South Texas College McAllen, TX
115 Arkansas State University - Newport Newport, AR
116 Craven Community College New Bern, NC
117 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
118 Grayson College Denison, TX
119 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
120 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
121 Compton College Compton, CA
122 Saint Paul College Saint Paul, MN
123 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
123 New Mexico State University - Alamogordo Alamogordo, NM
123 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
126 Vermilion Community College Ely, MN
127 Central Texas College Killeen, TX
128 Southwestern Community College Creston, IA
129 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
130 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
131 Rowan College at Burlington County Mount Laurel, NJ
132 Southeastern Community College West Burlington, IA
133 Williston State College Williston, ND
134 Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee, WA
135 Northwest Indian College Bellingham, WA
136 Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA
137 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
137 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
139 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
140 Randolph Community College Asheboro, NC
141 Colby Community College Colby, KS
142 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
143 Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville, AR
144 Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS
145 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
146 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet, MN
147 Excelsior College Albany, NY
148 Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA
149 River Parishes Community College Gonzales, LA
150 Lamar Community College Lamar, CO
151 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
152 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA
153 Kilgore College Kilgore, TX
154 Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Helena, AR
155 Centralia College Centralia, WA
156 Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR
156 Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, WA
158 Durham Technical Community College Durham, NC
159 Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA
160 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
160 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
162 Dodge City Community College Dodge City, KS
163 Chesapeake College Wye Mills, MD
164 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas De Queen, AR
164 Lee College Baytown, TX
164 Palomar College San Marcos, CA
167 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
168 Brandman University Irvine, CA
169 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
170 Fulton-Montgomery Community College Johnstown, NY
171 South Piedmont Community College Polkton, NC
171 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
173 Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, AZ
173 Monroe County Community College Monroe, MI
175 Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde, TX
176 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA
177 St Charles Community College Cottleville, MO
178 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
178 Charter Oak State College New Britain, CT
180 Moberly Area Community College Moberly, MO
181 Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA
182 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
183 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
184 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ
185 Rogue Community College Grants Pass, OR
186 Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle, ME
187 James A Rhodes State College Lima, OH
187 East Central Community College Decatur, MS
189 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools award.

Rank College Location
190 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
191 Chabot College Hayward, CA
192 Mineral Area College Park Hills, MO
193 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
194 Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA
195 Hibbing Community College Hibbing, MN
196 Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ
197 Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville, KS
197 Finger Lakes Community College Canandaigua, NY
197 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
200 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
201 Adirondack Community College Queensbury, NY
201 El Camino College Torrance, CA
203 National University La Jolla, CA
204 Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau, ND
204 Trinity Valley Community College Athens, TX
206 Umpqua Community College Roseburg, OR
206 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
208 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
208 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
208 Howard College Big Spring, TX
211 Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely, CO
212 Three Rivers College Poplar Bluff, MO
213 Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA
214 Alamance Community College Graham, NC
215 Black Hawk College Moline, IL
216 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
217 Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ
217 Columbia Basin College Pasco, WA
217 Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL
220 Carroll Community College Westminster, MD
221 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
221 Columbia College Columbia, MO
223 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
223 San Juan College Farmington, NM
225 Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA
226 Cochise County Community College District Sierra Vista, AZ
227 Blinn College Brenham, TX
228 Middlesex County College Edison, NJ
229 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
230 North Central Missouri College Trenton, MO
231 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
231 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
233 Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead, MS
234 Miles Community College Miles City, MT
235 Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
235 Mohave Community College Kingman, AZ
235 Nunez Community College Chalmette, LA
238 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
238 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
238 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ
241 Evergreen Valley College San Jose, CA
241 Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee, FL
243 Temple College Temple, TX
244 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK
244 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
246 Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant, TX
246 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
248 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
249 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg, WV
249 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
249 Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Mountain Home, AR
252 Cleveland Community College Shelby, NC
252 Lower Columbia College Longview, WA
252 Marion Technical College Marion, OH

Liberal Arts General Studies by Region

View the Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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