In addition to being the oldest colleges in the United States, these schools are also some of the most highly ranked.
Selecting an affordable college can be extremely challenging for families. Advertised sticker prices is rarely what students end up paying, and the prices often don't reflect the actual quality education a student receives. A best value ranking of colleges should reflect what students actually pay, not what the school advertises. It should also take into account student outcomes, including time to graduation.