Illinois Wesleyan Among Kiplinger’s Best Values

Nov. 1, 2012                              

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University moved up two places to the 54th spot in this year’s Kiplinger’s Personal Finance listing of the nation’s best values among private liberal arts colleges, a listing that measures both academic quality and affordability.

“We have typically ranked highly in Kiplinger’s reports because of our strong academic program and commitment to making college affordable for students and their families,” said President Richard F. Wilson. “We are pleased to be included among the best liberal arts colleges nationally.”

This is the sixth consecutive year that Illinois Wesleyan has made the list. To determine the rankings, Kiplinger’s measures cost and financial aid, student borrowing, the test scores of incoming freshmen, the ratio of students to faculty members, freshmen retention rates and four- and five-year graduation rates.

The complete list is available on the Kiplinger’s website and will be published in the magazine’s December issue.

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