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2022 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor's Degree Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

11 Colleges
$36,122 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$26,786 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor's Degree School for You

In 2019-2020, 559,661 people earned a degree or certificate in liberal arts general studies, making the major the #80 most popular in the United States.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Grad Degree Search has developed this Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 11 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value doctor's degree programs for liberal arts students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

When determining this ranking, we place a high emphasis on the school's quality as well as its sticker price. Even though a college may be affordable, it may not offer value. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

Our calculations use out-of-state tuition and fees in our nationwide and regional rankings. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for liberal arts majors pursuing a doctor's degree.

Top 10 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor's Degree Schools

#1

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN
$14,202 Average Tuition & Fees

Our 2022 rankings named University of Memphis the best value school in the United States for liberal arts general studies students. UofM is a very large public school located in the large city of Memphis.

UofM graduate students pay an average of $14,202 in tuition and fees each year.

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$0 Average Tuition & Fees

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means The University of Texas at Dallas is a great value for liberal arts general studies students. UT Dallas is a very large public school located in the city of Richardson.

UT Dallas graduate students pay an average of $0 in tuition and fees each year.

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
$37,410 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend George Mason University. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools list. GMU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at GMU are $37,410 per year.

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$21,446 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 11 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Montana State University landed the # 4 spot on the list. MSU Bozeman is a fairly large public school located in the town of Bozeman.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at MSU Bozeman are $21,446 per year.

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#5

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

The excellent programs at Emory University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts general studies schools in the United States. Located in the city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Emory graduate students pay an average of $44,676 in tuition and fees each year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Emory is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools list.

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#6

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

With a ranking of #6, Georgetown University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Georgetown are $53,591 per year.

In addition to its great value ranking, Georgetown is in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools list.

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$47,478 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #7, Southern Methodist University did quite well on this year’s best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the large suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at SMU are $47,478 a year.

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#8

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. It came in at #8 on the list. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Johns Hopkins are $59,425 per year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Johns Hopkins also is in the top 5% of our Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking.

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$37,141 Average Tuition & Fees

Ohio State University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Ohio State are $37,141 per year.

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$18,275 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #10, New Mexico State University - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best value schools for liberal arts general studies students. NMSU Main Campus is a large public school located in the midsize suburb of Las Cruces.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at NMSU Main Campus are $18,275 a year.

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 11 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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