Which of the country’s roughly 1,500 four-year colleges deliver the most value—that is, a top-notch education that sets students up for a successful career—at a price families can afford? To find out, MONEY started by screening out schools with financial troubles or graduation rates below the median. We then ranked the more than 700 remaining colleges on 21 factors in three equally weighted categories: educational quality, affordability, and alumni earnings. The schools that rose to the top all have graduation rates of at least 80% and alumni that, on average, report earning more than $55,000 within five years of graduation. To view the rankings, click here.
Here’s MONEY’s list of the top colleges for 2015. Check out the full Best Colleges rankings here.