Forbes has released its list of "America's Best Value Colleges" – and one local university scored high marks.
University of California dominated the top 20, with UCLA at No. 1, UC Berkeley at No. 2, UC Irvine at No. 4, UC San Diego at No. 9, UC Santa Barbara at No. 11 and Davis at No. 13. UC Riverside came in at No. 64 and UC Santa Cruz came in at No. 77. UC Merced was not on the list.
California State University, Sacramento, came in at No. 117 out of 300.
Northern Arizona University was last on the list, at No. 300.
To come up with the rankings, Forbes took several factors into account with various weights: alumni earnings, 20 percent; net price, 20 percent; net debt, 20 percent; school quality, 20 percent; timely graduation, 10 percent; and Pell Grant recipients, 10 percent. In-state tuition was used for public schools.
All 650 school's from Forbes' 2017 list of top colleges were considered other than military academies or any for-profit schools.
Here's the top 10 list:
2. UC Berkeley
3. Brigham Young University
4. UC Irvine
5. University of Washington, Seattle
9. UC San Diego
10. Amherst College
Find the full list here.