Goshen College has once again made its mark as one of the Top 100 ‘Best Value’ among all liberal arts colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine for 2015. The Kiplinger’s Top 100 list is composed of liberal arts colleges across the nation that pair outstanding quality with student affordability.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine assesses the quality of colleges according to standards such as admission rate, returning first-year student percentage, the student to faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate.
This year, Goshen College retains its spot as second among the Indiana liberal arts colleges represented in the top 100. Goshen not only earned the 73rd place on Kiplinger’s list, but also ranked 155th among all colleges and universities nationally and third in Indiana after University of Notre Dame and DePauw University.
These rankings have also earned the school a spot within the top 5% of all four-year colleges and universities in the country.
Last year, 99 percent of all Goshen College students received financial aid, and the average aid package was $19,470. According to the national tuition average for private colleges, annual tuition at Goshen costs 10% less than average.
Goshen College graduates also leave the school with an average debt that is lower than the national average. Goshen also ranked 57th among all other liberal arts colleges for the least amount of debt after graduation.
The complete college rankings are available online at kiplinger.com/links/college and are published in the February 2015 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands in January of 2015.