Money magazine recently announced its ranking of the top 50 colleges and universities from across the nation that add the most value to their degrees, ranking Franklin College 44th – the only Indiana school to make the elite list.
Often, high-achieving graduates initially arrive at college with strong academic talent, abundant resources and financial stability to help them thrive and succeed. Money magazine measured its ranking, instead, on a college’s ability to help students do far better than expected based on the students’ academic and economic backgrounds and the mix of majors at the schools.
“We are pleased to be recognized by Money magazine as one of the top value-added colleges in the nation,” said Tim Garner, Ph.D., interim vice president for enrollment and marketing. “The transformational learning experience we provide for our students has proven effective in yielding a great return on their investment … an investment that contributes to their success at Franklin College and throughout their lives.”
Money also ranked 736 schools from across the nation in their Best Colleges list. Franklin ranked fitth among the state’s private colleges and seventh in the state overall.
Money’s ranking of the 736 schools began with roughly 1,500 four-year colleges and universities from across the nation. Nearly half were cut from the list initially based on poor graduation rates, financial difficulties, lack of sufficient data and all military academies requiring a commitment of service in exchange for free tuition. The 736 remaining schools were ranked on 21 factors in the categories of quality of education, affordability and outcomes.
To view Money’s rankings, go to http://time.com/money/best-colleges/.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.
Money magazine is published by Time Inc. First published in October of 1972, the publication covers countless personal finance issues such as investing, retirement, saving, and taxes to family finance issues such as paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential, liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus, spanning 207 acres, including athletic fields and a 31-acre biology woodland. Students enjoy the comfort and safety of suburban living, while also experiencing the many opportunities Indianapolis has to offer with a short 20-minute drive to downtown. The college prepares students to think independently, to lead responsibly and to serve with integrity in their professions, their communities and the world. The college offers its approximately 1,000 students Bachelor of Arts degrees in 51 majors from 25 academic disciplines, 42 minors, 11 pre-professional programs and five cooperative programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu. Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.