Centre again recognized as best value
Consumers Digest lists Centre College as 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 are based on the value of the education received compared to the annual cost of tuition and room and board.
The No. 1 ranking reflects Centre's long-standing commitment to personal education, which students achieve through one-on-one relationships with top-notch professors (98 percent of Centre faculty hold the Ph.D. or other final degree). It also reflects the quality of the College's entering students and its high graduation rate.
Centre College also once again was named to "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" magazine's list of best value colleges. Centre is ranked 29th among all U.S. private liberal arts colleges in the February 2009 issue of the publication, improving one position from a 30th ranking last year.
Kiplinger's rankings were divided into two lists—top-50 best values in private universities and top-50 best values in private liberal arts colleges. Centre was the only Kentucky institution to be ranked in either list.
OTHER CENTRE RANKINGS
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. 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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