Vanderbilt named top 20 ‘good-value university’ by Kiplinger’s

Vanderbilt University was lauded for combining excellent academics with great economic value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in its December issue.

Vanderbilt was ranked No. 19 in a list of the top 200 private universities. The issue is scheduled to be on newsstands Nov. 8 and can be viewed online.

“The institutions on Kiplinger’s rankings for best value in private colleges represent schools that provide high-quality academics as well as affordable cost even in these tough times,” said Jane Bennett Clark, senior associate editor. “With money tight and the college choice so important, you have every reason to expect the best bang for your buck.”

Criteria for the list included small class sizes, many financial aid options, high four-year graduation rate and low debt for students after graduation. The top five schools on the list are Princeton, Yale, California Institute of Technology at Pasadena, Rice and Notre Dame.

Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of cutting-edge research, liberal arts, nationally recognized schools of business and divinity and a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve complex questions affecting our health, culture and society.