students_4656Christendom College is once again included in an exclusive ranking of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. Kiplinger’s made the announcement early this week, including Christendom in the top 50 of its national list of best values in liberal arts colleges, naming the institutions that combine outstanding quality with affordability.

“Our continued appearance in this ranking is a testament to Christendom’s high value in the world of higher education,” says Christendom’s Director of Admissions Tom McFadden. “Our generous donors enable us to remain free from Federal funding and still offer a robust financial aid program. We can keep costs down, while at the same time, make sure 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 56%, and cost factors account for 44%. Factors studied include cost and financial aid (31%), student indebtedness (12%), competitiveness (25%), graduation rates (19%), and academic support (13%).

The annual Kiplinger’s top-100 rankings appear in Kiplinger’s December issue—on newsstands November 5 and can be viewed here. The website features a tool that lets readers sort colleges according to the criteria that most interest them as well as answers to the most frequently asked questions about Kiplinger’s annual rankings.

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.

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