Brigham Young University-Idaho and Brigham Young University are No. 1 and No. 3 respectively when it comes to value-added with respect to federal loan repayment, according to data released last week by Brookings.
Brookings' Beyond College Rankings data looks at a school's "value-added," or the "difference between actual alumni outcomes (like salaries) and the outcomes one would expect given a student's characteristics and the type of institution."
One of the metrics of this "value-added" measurement is student loan repayment.
In the breakdown of four-year or higher colleges with the highest value-added with respect to loan repayment, BYU-Idaho came in No. 1 with a value-added score of 9.1. The predicted loan repayment rate for BYU-I was 88.3, and the actual loan repayment rate is 97.4. The value-added score for BYU's Provo campus came in at 8.8, with a predicted loan repayment rate of 90.0 and an actual loan repayment rate of 98.8.
According to Brooking's the difference between predicted loan repayment and actual repayment is the college's "value-added," or its "economic contribution to students."
See what other schools rounded out the top 10 for value-added with respect to loan repayment, and read the full Brookings college data report here