Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named William Jewell College among its 100 “Best Value” liberal arts colleges for 2014. Factors considered in Kiplinger’s ranking include a college’s competitiveness, graduation rate, academic support, financial aid and student indebtedness.
The annual listing serves as a national resource that guides prospective students to colleges that combine outstanding quality with affordability. The annual rankings will appear in the December issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which hits newsstands Nov. 5. The list can also be found at www.kiplinger.com/links/college.
Kiplinger assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the percentage of students who are admitted out of those who applied, ratio of students to faculty members, four-year graduation rates, total cost per year, average amounts of need-based and non-need-based financial aid and average debt at graduation.
This honor follows recent accolades for William Jewell College from the Princeton Review, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly, recognizing William Jewell’s overall value, student outcomes, academic rigor and contribution to the public good.