For the fourth year in a row, the Princeton Review has included Centre College in its annual list of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”
The Princeton Review decides which schools to include by using 40 data points to calculate each institution’s return on investment (ROI), allowing graduation rates, post-graduation salaries and job satisfaction to be considered along with academic quality and cost.
That data is gathered from surveys the Princeton Review conducted of administrators and students at 650 schools over the last academic year. Also included is alumni data contributed on PayScale.com.
Centre is committed to giving students the “bang for their buck” through a combination of endowment funds and donations that provides institutional aid of more than $29 million to its over 1,400 students each year.
Centre also has a number of premier scholarship programs, including the Grissom Scholarship for first-generation college students and the Lincoln Scholarship and the Brown Fellows Program for students of exceptional merit.
Centre consistently provides evidence of the ROI students and alumni experience firsthand. For example, in recent outcomes data, 98 percent of students were employed or pursuing advanced study within one year after graduating.
The Princeton Review does not rank the 200 colleges and universities in its publication. More information about the 2018 Princeton Review “Colleges That Pay You Back” publication is available here.
by Centre College News
January 19, 2018