Hendrix Among Country’s Most Financially Fit Private Colleges

CONWAY, Ark. (August 5, 2013) – Hendrix is among the country’s top 100 most financially fit private colleges, according to a list published this month by Forbes magazine.

The list is part of the magazine’s College Financial Grades project, which measures the fiscal soundness of more than 900 four-year, private, not-for-profit schools with more than 500 students.

Criteria include balance sheet health, operational soundness, admissions yield, freshmen receiving institutional grants, and instructional expenses per full-time student.

Hendrix received an A grade and a “financial GPA” of 3.840.

The college grades are featured in the story “Is Your College Going Broke? The Most And Least Financially Fit Schools in America,” which appears in the August 13, 2013 issue of Forbes.

Hendrix is ranked #158 on the magazine’s list of America’s Top Colleges. Among the list’s criteria are student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate, and nationally competitive awards and Ph.D. completion. According to Forbes, the list is focused heavily on return on investment.

Hendrix also ranks #115 in a list of private colleges in the nation.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.