Forbes noted UCI for its ability to deliver “the best bang for the tuition buck based on tuition costs, school quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation success.” Steve Zylius / UCI

Forbes ranks UCI 8th in nation for ‘best value’

Survey analyzed school quality, job earnings and student debt

When it comes to getting the best value for your tuition dollar, UCI now ranks eighth in the nation, according to Forbes magazine. The new listing puts UCI in the company of Harvard University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and other elite institutions.

The Forbes 2017 Best Value College survey rated 300 schools on their ability to deliver “the best bang for the tuition buck based on tuition costs, school quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation success.”

UC Berkeley, UCLA and Princeton University led the list, with UCI hot on the heels of Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford.

The Forbes report is the latest in a series of rankings that place UCI in the top tier of national colleges. Last year, The New York Times’ College Access Index rated UCI No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. And the Sierra Club’s Sierra magazine has named the campus a top 10 “Coolest School” seven years in a row for its innovative sustainability programs.

In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranks UCI the ninth-best public university in America, and Money magazine listed UCI as the nation’s No. 1 university for beach lovers. Money also placed the campus at No. 16 among four-year universities for “educational quality, affordability and alumni success.” And this year, Money also rated UCI among the “25 Best Public Colleges for Big Paychecks.”

Share.