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CSM a top 25 Best Value School according to U.S. News

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. – College of Saint Mary has been ranked in the Top 25 Best Value Colleges in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. CSM boasted the fourth lowest tuition of any school in the top 25 list.

CSM recently slashed tuition by 33 percent (equivalent to $10,000) and eliminated all student fees. The move was in accordance with the institution’s mission of providing access and affordability to all women who seek an education. As a result, students are borrowing less and following more direct—and cost-effective—paths to their careers.

The calculation used by U.S. News takes into account a school's academic quality, as indicated by its 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2019-2020 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal. Only schools ranked in or near the top half of their categories are included because U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges that are above average academically. View full methodology.

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College of Saint Mary now offers 35 majors, 11 varsity sports, 8 graduate programs, and a range of service and involvement opportunities. Students at CSM learn within an inclusive campus community in the heart of Omaha’s Aksarben Village.

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