The publication ranked Gustavus No. 42 on its list of the top 100 liberal arts colleges for “Best Value.” The rankings are available online and are also printed in Kiplinger’s December 2012 edition, which first appeared on newsstands on Nov. 6.
“Gustavus is committed to working with families to make a Gustavus education as affordable as possible,” President Jack Ohle said. “The College has also worked hard over the past decade to improve mentoring programs and relationships with alumni and current students to broaden post-graduation career opportunities. We think that is what differentiates liberal arts colleges and makes Gustavus such a great value to students and their families.”
Kiplinger’s put together the “Best Value” rankings using data in five areas including cost and financial aid, student indebtedness (average debt at graduation), competitiveness (admission rate, test scores), graduation rates, and academic support (freshman retention rates, student/faculty ratio).
Gustavus was one of six liberal arts schools from Minnesota to make the top 100 list. Carleton (No. 19) and Macalester (No. 27) finished slightly ahead of Gustavus in the rankings, while St. Olaf (No. 46), St. John’s University (No. 76), and the College of St. Benedict (No. 88) were ranked below Gustavus.
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