Hiram Listed Among Money Magazine’s Best Colleges
The list offers an analysis of more than 700 four-year institutions, with a focus on affordability and student outcomes.
“Hiram College has a long tradition of prioritizing a high-quality yet affordable education for a range of students in Northeast Ohio and beyond,” said Rob Bohrer, the college’s interim president. “The combination of strong liberal arts, professional programs and emphasis on experiential education positions us well for today’s educational environment. This latest recognition is yet another testament to the impact we have on our students, and we remain committed to achieving even greater heights in the future.”
This year, Money redesigned its analysis from a numbered ranking system to place colleges into one of six star ratings.
To curate the list, Money started with all four-year public and private nonprofit colleges in the county, a group that totaled more than 2,400, a news release states. To make the initial cut, a college had to have at least 500 undergraduate students; sufficient and reliable data to be analyzed; not be in financial distress; and have a graduation rate that was at or above the median for its institutional category or have a high “value-added” graduation rate.
Institutions were then rated on 26 factors in three categories: quality of education, affordability and outcomes. The Best Colleges ratings combined the most accurate pricing estimates with indicators for alumni financial success, as well as an analysis of how much value a college adds when compared with other schools that take in similar students.
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