Jewell receives high rating from Money magazine


Money Magazine has named William Jewell College to its “Best Colleges in America 2023” list. 

To find colleges that combine quality and affordability, Money reviewed more than 2,400 four-year public and private nonprofit colleges, then narrowed the list to 736 schools based on those with more than 500 students, that were not in financial distress and had graduation rates above the median. 

The Best Colleges were assigned a rating out of 5 stars, and Jewell received a 4.5 star rating based on quality (30%), affordability (40%) and outcomes (30%). Only one other college in the Kansas City region received a 4.5 star rating. 

Money researchers write, “Our analysis of the country’s four-year colleges considers 26 data points, including graduation rates, cost of attendance and alumni salaries, to help students find a campus where they can get on a great career path without crippling debt.” The rankings also include such factors as instructor quality, Pell Grant recipient outcomes, student debt and repayment, socio-economic mobility index (students who move from low income to upper middle class by their mid-30s) and more.

Read more about Jewell’s ranking or Money’s methodology.