Rhodes Named a 2016 Best Value College

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The Paul Barret Junior Library

Rhodes has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of Top 300 Best College Values of 2016. The list includes private universities, private liberal arts colleges, and public colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost. Rhodes is ranked No. 55 among liberal arts colleges and No. 104 among all colleges.

Quality measures include the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation. 

“Families can use the list as a starting point and then tailor it to each student’s preference for such things as size, location, campus culture and major,” says Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

Students at Rhodes enjoy a challenging educational environment both inside and outside the classroom with access to varied internships and meaningful engagement in the community. Rhodes has appeared on the list multiple times, which is a testament to the consistent value these colleges provide, according to Kiplinger