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Brookings Beyond College Rankings released data last week that shows that students from BYU-Idaho and BYU almost always pay off their student loans, according to Deseret News.

Brookings Beyond College Rankings collect and analyze data that compares schools’ “value-added” and the resulting outcomes based on student characteristics, according to Deseret News.

BYU-I ranked number one on the list of four-year degrees or higher with a 97.4 percent repayment rate on student loans. The university rate was expected to be 88.3 percent, according to Deseret News.

BYU ranked number three with 98.8 percent, and was projected to be around 90.0 percent, according to Deseret News.

The difference between the predicted loan repayment and actual loan repayment is the school’s “value-added”, such as salary, or its “economic contribution to students,” according to Brookings’ website.

The five factors that play a role in the economic success in the years that follow college graduation are curriculum value, alumni skills, STEM orientation, completion rates and student aid, according to Brookings Beyond College Rankings.