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BYU-Idaho Ranked #1 in Best Value
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BYU-Idaho Ranked #1 in Nation Based On Relative Economic Value

BYU-Idaho is ranked #1 by Payscale as best in value in first-year ROI of universities that receive financial aid.

BYU-Idaho is also ranked #1 in value for universities by College Consensus and #1 in value for colleges in Idaho by Degreechoices.

You can get your dream job with a BYU-Idaho education—and with less debt. A BYUI degree lets you pursue your dream career and start earning money right after graduation.

Best Value Colleges

For degrees earned on campus with the help of financial aid, BYU-Idaho is the #1 Best Value College for annual percentage return on investment (ROI), according to Payscale. Our alumni become well-paid professionals who are top in the nation for earning more than they paid for their education.

Rank School Name 20yr
20 Year
4yr Cost
Total 4
Year Cost
Average Loan
% Grant Money
1 BYUI Brigham Young University-Idaho 18% $50,100 $23,700 22%
2 MUS&T Missouri University of Science and Technology 17% $94,600 $32,700 17%
3 HU Harvard University 17% $299,000 $35,200 22%
4 GT Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 16% $118,000 $31,200 12%
5 UF University of Florida 16% $85,300 $25,300 22%

Data taken from Payscale, “Best Value Colleges" on February 8, 2024

High Quality and Affordable

Investing in your education at BYU-Idaho is just that—an investment! By combining high quality and affordability, alumni can earn back the money spent on their degree in just a few years.



of job-seeking graduates employed within a year of graduation*


of students applying to graduate school are accepted within a year of graduation*


of BYU-Idaho graduates are debt-free at graduation*


average annual base salary for graduates†


20-year total amount gained†

*Data taken from BYU-Idaho Executive Strategy and Planning reporting on quality and affordability. †Data taken from, “Best Value Colleges."

“The general business skills helped, obviously, but it also sparked curiosity for learning how to learn and just having an open mindset to be able to say, ‘I want to expand my horizons, and I don't have all the answers.’ Having the curiosity to help build my knowledge is the key thing, and I think BYU-Idaho instilled that in me.”
Josh Porter, BYU-Idaho Alumnus
Josh Porter, Director of Product Marketing at and BYU-Idaho Alumnus

What Does Great ROI and Best Value Mean?

It simply means that going to BYU-Idaho is worth it! It is worth the time and worth the money. Students will earn a degree that will help open doors and provide great professional opportunities, all without the heavy expense that typically comes with attending other universities. 

Even better, with a BYU-Idaho degree, students will earn back the money spent on their education much faster and at a much higher rate. Even after earning back the money spent on their degree, students will continue to find career opportunities and earn a high salary with their quality education from BYU-Idaho.