Clark University has once again been named a best value school by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. This annual list looks at academic quality and affordability for private universities, public schools, and liberal arts colleges. Clark appears at no. 28 on the magazine’s 2019 list of the country’s best values in private universities, and no. 82 overall. The full list is available here.
Kiplinger’s editors start with data from nearly 1,200 public and private four-year schools, provided by Peterson’s, an educational content and publishing company. The list is narrowed to the top schools based on measures of academic quality — including SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and graduation rates — and ranked using cost and financial aid measures. Academic quality carries more weight than costs.
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“Our rankings—which weigh affordability alongside academic quality—are designed to help families see how their full array of college options stack up,” said Kaitlin Pitsker, associate editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “This year’s list features recurring winners, as well as rising stars and new additions, all of which are worth a look.”
The full rankings, plus an additional 100 schools that narrowly missed the list but also deliver great value, are now available online at kiplinger.com/links/colleges and will appear in print in the September 2019 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands August 13.