Money magazine ranks Grove City College among the best

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A college education is a big investment for most students and their families.

Deciding where to get the best return on an investment of tens of thousands of dollars, many of them borrowed, isn’t easy.

Money magazine provided parents and students with a tool to help make their decision wisely with its list of colleges and universities that provide the best value for tuition dollars.

Grove City College is ranked high on the magazine’s “Best Colleges” list. Providing students a rich academic tradition at an amazing value in a Christian community of learners has been the college’s mission since it was founded nearly 140 years ago.

Grove City College’s ranking on Money’s list puts it in the top 12 percent nationally based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings. It is among the top 10 Pennsylvania schools on the list.

Grove City was also identified in the top 50 in Money’s lists of “Most Affordable Private Colleges” and “Best Colleges You Can Actually Get Into.” The magazine looked at 736 colleges and universities that have higher-than-average graduation rates and bond ratings that indicate financial stability.

Of all the major college rankings available, the Washington Post identified the magazine’s list as coming the closest to “answering the return on investment question” that is so elusive for many making their college choices, and addresses the biggest question most parents writing tuition checks have: “Will my child get a good job after graduation?”

Grove City College’s 82-percent graduation rate, high-academic quality, low net price for a degree – and the likelihood that students will earn that degree in four years instead of five or more – along with average starting alumni salaries that average $46,000 a year earned the college inclusion on the list.

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