Gustavus Again Named a Best Value in Annual Kiplinger’s Magazine Ranking

Posted on October 28th, 2010 by

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine recently released its Best Value in Private Colleges list for 2010-11. Gustavus Adolphus College ranked 47th on the list of 100 private liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Kiplinger’s describes the list as “the top schools that provide high-quality education at an affordable price.” Kiplinger’s rankings “measure academic quality and affordability, with quality accounting for two-thirds of the total.” The rankings also took into account things such as admission rate, ACT scores, students per faculty, graduation rate, and several financial aid figures.

“We are proud of our outstanding faculty and the excellent academic programs offered at Gustavus,” Gustavus President Jack R. Ohle said. “We also work with prospective students and their families to make a Gustavus education as affordable as possible.”

Gustavus was one of six Minnesota private colleges to make Kiplinger’s top 100. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa., topped the liberal-arts list.

Founded in 1947 as Kiplinger Magazine, the publication claims to be the first magazine to offer money management advice to the American people. Today, the monthly publication advises its readers on managing their money by covering investing, retirement planning, taxes, insurance, real estate, buying and leasing a car, health care, travel, and financing college. The magazine has a paid monthly circulation of 800,000 copies per month. The annual Kiplinger 100 rankings appear in the December 2010 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—on newsstands November 9. The list is also accessible online at


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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