Prospective college students need all the information they can get to make an informed and wise choice of schools. A new ranking from Forbes could help.
The respected financial media outlet has issued its list of America’s Best Value Colleges 2018, a rundown of American colleges and universities that offer the right combination of quality, affordability and return on investment.
Grove City College is one of just 300 schools that met Forbes’ high bar for inclusion. The criteria – net price, net debt, alumni earnings, timely graduation and, most importantly, academic quality – favor the College’s strengths.
“We are honored to be included once again in this highly selective group of schools. This recognition places us squarely in the top 10 percent of four-year higher education institutions,” College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 said.
With annual tuition of about half of comparable private schools, need and merit based financial aid and a private loan program, the College’s historical commitment to affordability is clear. Coupled with above-average alumni incomes, an 83 percent four-year graduation rate, a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and more than 60 programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, it’s easy to see why Forbes tapped Grove City College a “Best Value.”
Many colleges and universities, including Grove City College, have set May 1 as the day that accepted students must signal their intention to attend the College in the fall. The admissions picture at Grove City College looks good for the 2018-19 academic year, with applications up 20 percent.