Claremont, Calif. (December 16, 2015) — Pitzer College has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2016. Pitzer ranked in at #32 in the Best Values in Liberal Arts category, #51 overall among private and public colleges and universities in the country.
The higher education institutions were assessed by measurable standards of academic quality and affordability. Quality measures include the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation.
Pitzer College is committed to meeting 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated financial need. The average financial aid package per student at Pitzer is $40,250. Since 2004, the College has significantly reduced the average amount of indebtedness of its students to $19,422, well below the national average of more than $35,000.
Pitzer debuted at #50 on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance “Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges” list in 2010.
All five undergraduate colleges in The Claremont Colleges Consortium—which, in addition to Pitzer, includes Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pomona College and Scripps College—were among Kiplinger’s top 40 liberal arts colleges.
The complete rankings are now available online at Kiplinger.com/links/college and will appear in print in the February 2016 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands January 5.