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Hendrix Named a 2018 ‘Best College Value’ by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

CONWAY, Ark. (January 10, 2018) – Hendrix College has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 300 Best College Values for 2018. Introduced in 1998, the rankings now combine public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges into a single, comprehensive list. Kiplinger also ranks the 100 best values in each category. The analysis is based on objective measurements of academic quality and affordability, not subjective criteria.

Hendrix earned the #73 spot on the magazine’s list of 100 best values in private liberal arts colleges. The full rankings are now available online and will appear in print in the February 2018 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands January 9.

“Our rankings, which weigh affordability alongside academic quality, are a great resource for students and their parents when sorting through college choices,” said Mark Solheim, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “We start with a universe of nearly 1,200 schools and trim the list using measures of academic quality. We then rank the schools based on cost and financial aid data. All 300 schools on our list are worth a look.”

Earlier this year, Hendrix was ranked among “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” and in the top 10 “Most Innovative Schools” by U.S. News & World Report, and highlighted in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018. The College also appeared as #213 overall in Forbes’ 2017 America’s Top Colleges rankings, above all other Arkansas colleges and universities and up 20 spots from last year’s ranking. Forbes also ranked Hendrix at #153 in Private Colleges (climbing 21 spots), #81 in Liberal Arts Universities (rising 10 spots), and earned a Forbes Financial Grade of “A.”

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.

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