ALLENDALE, Mich. — Washington Monthly ranked Grand Valley State University 26th in the “Best Bang for the Buck — Midwest” category in its 2016 College Guide Magazine.

The ranking was based on several factors including tuition rates, loan repayment, graduation rates and number of first-generation students.

Grand Valley also ranked 54th in the “Best Master’s Universities” category, in which universities offering master’s degrees were ranked in three categories: social mobility, research and service. Grand Valley ranked third in the nation in the community service subcategory.

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