4-year, Regionally accredited
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's
Assumption College is one of a handful of 2017 Best Value School awardees that is relatively expensive in relation to the other 70-plus awardee institutions. We stretched a bit by including Assumption despite its $28,000 annual net cost to attend because we think they do a great job for their students, 90% of which are under 25, and importantly, the students absolutely love the place. We also saw that Assumption’s list price cost to attend of about $50,000 wasn’t paid many students, and almost every student (98%) receives institutional grants or scholarships.
There are 40 majors offered at Assumption, but the most popular programs include business – there’s an MBA program – health professions, also offering a master’s in rehabilitation/therapy, and psychology with bachelor and master programs.
The college boasts a 185-acre campus, mentioned by many students in their comments about Assumption, and about one-third of its students are from out of state. This Catholic college certainly has wide appeal; another reason we pushed the cost ceiling with their Best Value Award. But one thing has us scratching our heads: Assumption crows about its wireless campus and the computers available to students, but at the same time they only offer a smattering of online courses. Are we missing something here?