Kiplinger: Drew is a Best College Value
Makes two lists for academic quality, cost, financial aid.
December 2017 – Drew University represents value, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
This year, Drew is featured on two national lists of Best College Values from Kiplinger: one for all private and public colleges and another for liberal arts schools. Each list is highly selective, with just 300 colleges featured in the first and only 100 highlighted in the second.
Statewide, Drew also stands out, as one of just five New Jersey schools on the list of all colleges and the only N.J. school on the liberal arts list.
Kiplinger culls its annual selections from a larger pool of 1,200 schools based on measures of academic quality and uses data on cost and financial aid to rank them. Quality measures include competitiveness, academic support and graduation rates.
“Our rankings, which weigh affordability alongside academic quality, are a great resource for students and their parents when sorting through college choices,” said Mark Solheim, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
Drew is known for generous financial aid, with 80 percent of all students receiving some type of aid. The school also is addressing the rising cost of higher education by lowering tuition by 20 percent next year. The new tuition rate of $38,668 represents a rollback to what students paid in 2010. For more details, please click here.