Centre ranked No. 1 value among U.S. liberal arts colleges by Consumers Digest
RELEASED: May 3, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—Consumers Digest has named Centre College the No. 1 value in the nation among private liberal arts colleges. Others in the top 10 include Grinnell, Davidson and Colorado College. Institutions among the top 20 include Bucknell, Williams and Amherst. The rankings, which appear in the June issue (on newsstands now), are based on the students' academic excellence and the quality of the education received compared to the annual cost of tuition and room and board.
"We're pleased and honored to be recognized as the top value in the country by this national publication," says Centre president John A. Roush. "Centre's capacity to remain a place of both high achievement and high opportunity, in addition to being nationally recognized for our low debt-load, is a tribute to the generosity of our friends and alumni, who provide us with unparalleled support."
Consumers Digest, launched in 1959, is committed to providing practical advice, factual evaluations and specific recommendations that lead consumers to outstanding values in today's complex marketplace.
Centre recently was ranked by Kiplinger magazine as a top-30 best value among national liberal arts colleges and was the only Kentucky institution to make the list. Centre is also one of the nation's best value undergraduate institutions, according to The Princeton Review's America's Best Value Colleges. Centre is ranked among the U.S. News and World Report top 50 national liberal arts colleges, the highest national ranking of any Kentucky institution.
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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Top 25 Best Values for Private Liberal Arts Colleges
|1||Centre College||Danville, KY|
|2||Grinnell College||Grinnell, IA|
|3||Rhodes College||Memphis, TN|
|4||DePauw University||Greencastle, IN|
|5||Furman University||Greenville, SC|
|6||Muhlenberg College||Allentown, PA|
|7||Washington and Jefferson College||Washington, PA|
|8||Sewanee-University of the South||Sewanee, TN|
|9||Davidson College||Davidson, NC|
|10||Colorado College||Colorado Springs, CO|
|11||Whitman College||Walla Walla, WA|
|12||Macalester College||St. Paul, MN|
|13||Washington and Lee University||Lexington, VA|
|14||Bucknell University||Lewisburg, PA|
|15||Denison University||Granville, OH|
|16||Williams College||Williamstown, MA|
|17||Bryn Mawr College||Bryn Mawr, PA|
|18||Barnard College||New York, NY|
|19||Wheaton College||Norton, MA|
|20||Amherst College||Amherst, MA|
|21||Trinity College||Hartford, CT|
|22||Oberlin College||Oberlin, OH|
|23||Claremont McKenna College||Claremont, CA|
|24||Kenyon College||Gambier, OH|
|25||Reed College||Portland, OR|