Christendom College is ranked number 20 in an exclusive list of the top 25 private liberal arts colleges in the Southeast/Mid-South region by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. Kiplinger’s made the announcement earlier this week, including Christendom in their top 25 best college values in that region, naming the institutions that combine outstanding quality with affordability.
“Kiplinger has been giving sound economic advice for decades and it’s great to receive this recognition,” says Christendom’s vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden. “It really is a testament to both our distinguished faculty and our generous donors who enable us to remain free from Federal funding, yet still offer a robust financial aid program. Our tuition remains low, ensuring that our personal and highly-acclaimed liberal arts education is within reach of every family.”
Kiplinger’s rankings measure academic quality and affordability—quality accounts for 55%, and cost factors account for 45%. Factors studied include cost and financial aid, student indebtedness, competitiveness, graduation rates, and academic support.
Christendom is also listed as the overall 57th Best Value amongst all private liberal arts colleges which were ranked, and 107th amongst all colleges and universities in the ranking system.
Ranked as one of the top ten colleges in the nation by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Christendom appears in numerous other national secular and religious guides each year including Barron’s Best Buys, Peterson’s Competitive Colleges, The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, and others.