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Great Value Colleges Publishes New Web Article Featuring Top 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the West

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Article grades and evaluates fifty of the least expensive and highest-ranking colleges in the western United States.

SALISBURY, Md., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the most respected western colleges in the United States are ranked in a new web article published by Great Value Colleges. Editors for the piece picked the top "50 Great Affordable Colleges in the West" after a thorough evaluation of hundreds of accredited colleges and universities. The reason for the launch is to make it easier for users to compare top colleges without worrying about price. The article is part of a series on higher education across the U.S., which is a component of Great Value Colleges' educational web guide.

What makes the new ranking so unique is that it features only western schools with below-average tuition, which is defined in the article as $22,000 per year. All colleges and universities with fees above that figure were immediately disqualified. The remaining colleges were graded by an innovative ranking system developed by Great Value Colleges' editors, and the piece represents a massive amount of collected data and research. The western states are home to hundreds of accredited colleges in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

The purpose of the list is to provide insight into colleges and careers in the west. Graduates who remain in the west may find improved opportunities for immediate and high-paying employment. According to predictions released by the economics organization IHS Global Insight, western states are generally experiencing job growth rates that are better than the national average. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that many western states have rates of pay that are higher than the national average; among the highest-paying western states are California, Colorado and Washington.

The list of "50 Great Affordable Colleges in the West" is divided into two sections of private schools and public schools with 25 in each. Within each section, the schools are ranked according to tuition price and illustrated with photos and a few lines about each institution. Final editor's rankings are also available in the piece. To read the complete article, visit Great Value Colleges online at this URL:

Following are the 50 best and most affordable colleges in the western U.S. as listed on Great Value Colleges' website:

Public Schools

25. University of California - Berkeley: Berkeley, California

24. Washington State University: Pullman, Washington

23. Oregon State University: Corvallis, Oregon

22. University of California - Davis: Davis, California

21. University of Oregon: Eugene, Oregon

20. Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, Arizona

19. University of California - San Diego: La Jolla, California

18. Western Washington University: Bellingham, Washington

17. University of Arizona: Tucson, Arizona

16. University of California - Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara, California

15. University of California - Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz, California

14. University of California - Los Angeles: Los Angeles, California

13. Colorado State University: Fort Collins, Colorado

12. Humboldt State University: Arcata, California

11. Arizona State University: Phoenix, Arizona

10. University of Colorado: Boulder, Colorado

9. University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

8. University of California - Irvine: Irvine, California

7. University of Wyoming: Laramie, Wyoming

6. University of California - Riverside: Riverside, California

5. University of Hawaii - Manoa: Honolulu, Hawaii

4. San Jose State University: San Jose, California

3. San Diego State University: San Diego, California

2. University of Washington: Seattle, Washington

1. California State University - Long Beach: Long Beach, California


25. Warner Pacific College: Portland, Oregon

24. University of La Verne: La Verne, California

23. Concordia University - Portland: Portland, Oregon

22. Grand Canyon University: Phoenix, Arizona

21. Chaminade University of Honolulu: Honolulu, Hawaii

20. Reed College: Portland, Oregon

19. Thomas Aquinas College: Santa Paula, California

18. Stanford University: Stanford, California

17. Saint Martin's University: Lacey, Washington

16. William Jessup University: Rocklin, California

15. Northwest Nazarene University: Nampa, Idaho

14. Alliant International University: Alhambra, California

13. Northwest University: Kirkland, Washington

12. The College of Idaho: Caldwell, Idaho

11. Rocky Mountain College: Billings, Montana

10. Pomona College: Claremont, California

9. University of Great Falls: Great Falls, Montana

8. Simpson University: Redding, California

7. Fresno Pacific University: Fresno, California

6. Humphrey's College: Stockton, California

5. Soka University of America: Aliso Viejo, California

4. Brigham Young University - Hawaii: Laie, Hawaii

3. Heritage University: Toppenish, Washington

2. Brigham Young University - Idaho: Rexburg, Idaho

1. University of the West: Rosemead, California

About: Great Value Colleges is a free web guide to economical degree programs with great career value. The site contains a wealth of information about top colleges and universities along with facts and advice for popular majors, scholarship programs and more.

Autumn Naugle, Editor
Phone: 410-713-4748

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