Grove City College moved up eight spots in the 2022 U.S. News Best College Rankings and earned a spot on the respected annual review’s Best Value Colleges list.
The rankings released Monday revealed Grove City College is 105th in the nation for National Liberal Arts Colleges, up from 113th last year and continuing a years-long trend reflecting the College’s growing national reputation as a leader in private higher education. National Liberal Arts Colleges emphasis undergraduate education and award at least half their degrees in liberal arts fields of study.
U.S. News bases its rankings on a number of factors in addition to academic excellence. Student outcomes are heavily weighted, so the College’s 84 percent four-year graduation rate and 90-percent freshmen retention rate, which indicate high student success and satisfaction, are key to Grove City College’s rising status.
The College also shines in other areas evaluated by U.S. News, including student excellence, financial resources, expert opinion, faculty resources and alumni giving.
The College is ranked 82nd on U.S. News’ Best Value Colleges listing, which takes into account a school's academic quality, net cost of attendance and availability of need-based scholarships. With annual tuition and fees at $19,310, Grove City College is one of the least expensive schools on the list.
U.S. News also identified the College’s Engineering and Computer Science programs among the best offered to undergraduates. The ABET-accredited programs in those fields are some of the most popular majors at the College.
U.S. News’ rankings cover 1,870 national and regional colleges and universities. See Grove City College’s profile here.