U.S. News Recognizes Gustavus for its Operating Efficiency Posted on January 19th, 2015 by

ThumbprintU.S. News & World Report—the magazine perhaps best known for its annual college rankings—recently highlighted Gustavus Adolphus College in an exclusive analysis that compared spending and educational quality.

U.S. News reporters Bob Morse and Diane Tolis looked at the public and private colleges that scored the highest on overall undergraduate academic educational quality, which also spent less money to achieve that quality. The result was a list of ten liberal arts schools based on operating efficiency, which U.S. News has defined as a school’s 2013 fiscal year financial resources per student divided by its overall score in the 2015 Best Colleges rankings.

Gustavus, which U.S. News ranked as the 64th best liberal arts college in the country in its 2015 rankings, was ranked No. 5 on the publication’s list for operating efficiency among liberal arts colleges.

In the article, Morse and Tolis write, “Schools that are featured on these lists are doing a good job in managing their financial resources relative to other schools that may have far greater financial resources because of more state funding, higher tuition or larger endowments.”

The entire article and the operating efficiency lists can be found online.


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