Source: Grove City College education is a good investment

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Grove city, pa.

A Grove City College education really pays off, according to a leading source on college affordability.

The college was ranked near the top of a list of the most-affordable Penn- sylvania colleges and universities with the biggest returns on investment compiled by Affordable Colleges Online.

Grove City was 22nd out of 81 schools that were ranked based on their low net cost and the high lifetime earnings of their graduates in the AC Online survey. More than 400 colleges and universities in the Keystone State were reviewed.

A Grove City College degree leads to “consistent payoff in the workplace,” AC Online noted.

Grove City College graduates see a $604,000 return on their tuition investment, according to AC Online. That makes Grove City College, one of the state’s most affordable private colleges, a great investment as well as a great value.

The ranking is based on data from reliable government and private sources of career and education information, including’s 2013 College Earnings Report, Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System, The National Center for Education Statistics and The Carnegie Foundation.

Founded in 1876, Grove City College is about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, has an enrollment of 2,500 students and teaches the liberal arts, sciences and engineering.

It is an advocate of the free-market economic system and accepts no federal funding.

Tuition is about half the national average for private colleges. Grove City College has been named the Top Value in Private Liberal-Arts Schools by Consumers Digest Magazine.

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has named the College one of 50 All-American Colleges, ranking it high for increasing students’ civic literacy. Grove City College has been named a Best Value and one of the best colleges in America by Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. The Young America’s Foundation calls Grove City College one of the Top Conservative Schools in the country.

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