Best Colleges 2023

Best Graduate School Programs

For Money’s inaugural graduate school ranking, we partnered with College Factual to find the country’s top-value programs. With a focus on annual costs, typical debt burdens, employment rates and recent graduate salaries, we graded programs on a 5-star scale. All of the lists below feature programs rated 4 stars and above.


A master’s in business administration is one of the country’s most popular graduate degrees.
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato

    Mankato, MN

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology

    Rolla, MO

  • University of North Dakota

    Grand Forks, ND


A graduate degree can boost teachers’ earning potential and open doors to administrative jobs.
  • California State University, Bakersfield

    Bakersfield, CA

  • California State University, Fresno

    Fresno, CA

  • Whitworth University

    Spokane, WA


These top colleges offer a variety of engineering disciplines, affordable degrees and impressive outcomes.
  • Oklahoma Christian University

    Edmond, OK

  • University of Michigan-Dearborn

    Dearborn, MI

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Lincoln, NE

Public Health

A graduate degree in public health can lead to work in several different job sectors.
  • San Jose State University

    San Jose, CA

  • Stony Brook University

    Stony Brook, NY

  • University of Wisconsin

    Madison, WI

Medical Schools

These medical schools offer quality outcomes for comparatively affordable tuition.
  • Michigan State University

    East Lansing, MI

  • University of California, San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Dallas, TX

Law Schools

Flagship public universities shine on our list of best-value law schools.
  • George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • University of Connecticut

    Storrs, CT

  • University of Georgia

    Athens, GA


The best nursing schools include speciality health sciences institutions and large public universities.
  • Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

    Saint Louis, MO

  • California State University, Long Beach

    Long Beach, CA

  • Purdue University Northwest

    Hammond, IN

Computer Science

Our value-focused list highlights computer science programs that maximize return on investment.
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

    San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    Atlanta, GA

  • North Carolina State University

    Raleigh, NC

Health Administration

This degree prepares you to work in one of the country’s fastest-growing job sectors.
  • University of California, San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA

  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    Lowell, MA

  • University of Missouri

    Columbia, MO