Hendrix Named Best Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

CONWAY, Ark. (October 17, 2013) – Hendrix College is included on Kiplinger’s list of the best values in private colleges for 2014.

This year’s list includes the top 200 private colleges (100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges) in the country. Hendrix is ranked #72 on Kiplinger’s list of liberal arts colleges. The list will appear in the December issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, which hits newsstands on November 5.

“To be included among the nation’s best liberal arts college values is a tremendous endorsement for Hendrix,” said Acting President W. Ellis Arnold III. “This national recognition affirms both our academic quality and our commitment to students through our scholarships and financial aid.”

According to Kiplinger’s press release, schools included in the 2014 lists “represent the colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost during these continued tough economic times. The colleges exemplify the attributes parents and students look for in higher education, including small class sizes, a good freshman retention rate and a high four-year graduation rate. Although private schools generally carry higher sticker prices than in-state prices at public schools, private schools can actually be cheaper than public schools because of their generous financial aid.”

“With President Obama’s recent emphasis on rating colleges and universities based on their value, our rankings serve as a valuable resource to help students and families make more informed choices,” says Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “Combining a high-quality education with an affordable price tag is a challenge, but the colleges on this year’s list offer the best of both worlds.”

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Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth 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 latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu