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EC continues climb in rankings for value

December 18, 2015

Continued recognition for Earlham College as a “Best College Value” comes from business publisher Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and its guide of the nation’s best private and public institutions.

For its 2016 guide, Kiplinger’s compared quality and financial measures from 1,200 colleges and universities that include competitiveness, graduation rates, academic support, cost and financial aid, and student indebtedness.

Earlham ranks 72nd overall among the nation’s liberal arts colleges, up from 88th in last year’s guide. Earlham is also ranked 158th among all colleges and universities in Kiplinger’s first combined ranking.

Other leading liberal arts colleges included on the list include DePauw, Pitzer, Oberlin, Kenyon and Wooster. 

“Providing access to students who are serious about pursuing a liberal arts education is one of our core missions,” says Jonathan Stroud, vice president for enrollment and communications. “We are pleased that Earlham continues to receive external validation for our commitment to value and our student’s investment in their future endeavors.”

Earlham is also one of U.S. News and World Report’s “40 Great Schools at a Great Price” and is among Forbes’ top institutions for “return-on-investment education.”

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Earlham College, a national liberal arts college located in Richmond, Indiana, is a "College That Changes Lives." We expect our students to be fully present: to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and actively seek insights from differing perspectives. The values we practice at Earlham are rooted in centuries of Quaker tradition, but they also constitute the ideal toolkit for contemporary success. Earlham is one of only 40 national liberal arts colleges ranked among U.S. News and World Reports' "Great Schools at a Great Price."

Brian Zimmerman is director of media relations at Earlham College. He can be reached at (765) 983-1256 and



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