Drake, Grinnell ranked among top college values by Kiplinger’s
Drake University has been ranked among the nation’s top 50 values in private higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The organization placed Drake at No. 42 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2018, and it was the only Iowa college on that list. Overall, Kiplinger’s placed Drake at No. 134 on its comprehensive list of 300 Best College Values for 2018. Grinnell College, which ranked 15th among liberal arts colleges, was at No. 27 on the list of all U.S. colleges. It was the only Iowa school in the top 100 of the overall best values list. The publication ranks more than 1,200 colleges and universities on factors including cost, financial aid, average debt and career earnings, selectivity and graduation rates. The best value rankings are now available online and will appear in the February 2018 print issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which hits newsstands Jan. 9.