College Consensus 2020

BALTIMORE — Coppin State University (CSU) has been ranked among the top 20 Best Values Universities in the nation for 2020, according to a college ranking website.

College Consensus (, a unique college ranking website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has ranked CSU 17th among best value colleges and universities in the nation.

The website reviews rankings from Forbes, Money, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Wallethub and Washington Monthly. Then the website averaged student review scores from such websites as Cappex, Niche, Student Review and more to assess a student review rating.  College Consensus then combines the data factoring in tuition costs to develop rankings.

“During these times when a college education is difficult to afford for many families, we take great pride in this acknowledgement of our efforts to offer an outstanding education at an affordable cost,” said Dr. Mickey L. Burnim, CSU Interim President.  “CSU is committed to focusing on all factors that contribute to student success, from accessibility and affordability, to excellent academics and career preparation. We are pleased with the fact that a CSU degree represents an enormous return on investment for the state of Maryland.”

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Nationwide, with the continued rise in college and university tuition costs, many students graduate with debts in the with tens of thousands of dollars. According to the Federal Reserve, more than half of young adults who went to college in 2018 took on debt. Approximately, 69 percent of students from the class of 2019 took out student loans, graduating with an average debt balance of approximately $29,900 according to CSU tuition is among the lowest in the University System of Maryland.