Hendrix College is included on Kiplinger’s list of the best values in private colleges for 2014.
This year’s list includes the top 200 private colleges — 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges — in the country. Hendrix is ranked Number 72 on Kiplinger’s list of liberal arts colleges. The list will appear in the December issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, which hits newsstands on Nov. 5.
"To be included among the nation’s best liberal arts college values is a tremendous endorsement for Hendrix," said Acting President W. Ellis Arnold III. "This national recognition affirms both our academic quality and our commitment to students through our scholarships and financial aid."
According to Kiplinger’s press release, schools included in the 2014 lists "represent the colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost during these continued tough economic times. The colleges exemplify the attributes parents and students look for in higher education, including small class sizes, a good freshman retention rate and a high four-year graduation rate. Although private schools generally carry higher sticker prices than in-state prices at public schools, private schools can actually be cheaper than public schools because of their generous financial aid."
"With President Obama’s recent emphasis on rating colleges and universities based on their value, our rankings serve as a valuable resource to help students and families make more informed choices," said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. "Combining a high-quality education with an affordable price tag is a challenge, but the colleges on this year’s list offer the best of both worlds."