A 2021 Niche ranking of the “Best Value Colleges in America” places Stonehill College in the top 8 percent of colleges nationwide. 

Niche, which ranks higher education institutions based on public data sets and millions of reviews, put Stonehill in the top 120 among more than 1,500 U.S. colleges in recognition of its return on investment for students.

In addition to giving Stonehill high marks for its return on investment, students surveyed also noted the campus as welcoming and the students as friendly and genuine.

One review by an alum on the website reads, “The best part of attending Stonehill College is the sense of community. It's large enough that there are plenty of academic and extra-curricular events in which to engage, yet small enough that professors are friendly and accessible, and each student has a place to belong.”

Niche also recognized Stonehill as one of the “Best Catholic Colleges in America” and on its list of “Best Small Colleges in America.” In addition, Niche ranked Stonehill’s criminology, communication, accounting and finance programs in the top quartile of programs in America.

The data Niche considers for its “2021 Best Value Colleges in America” rankings include net price, alumni earnings, graduation rates and student debt. It collects this information from the U.S. Department of Education as well as from millions of reviews submitted to its site to determine the most affordable colleges as well as those offering the best return on investment.