Claremont, Calif. (December 15, 2016)—Pitzer College has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2017. Pitzer earned the 31 spot on the magazine’s list of 100 best values in the private liberal arts colleges category and #54 overall among private and public colleges and universities nationwide.
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 $45,042. For the past ten years the college has been dedicated to supporting a robust need-based aid program that allows our graduates to leave Pitzer with debt well below the national average.
All five undergraduate colleges in The Claremont Colleges Consortium—which, in addition to Pitzer, includes Claremont McKenna College (#35), Harvey Mudd College (#38), Pomona College (#7) and Scripps College (#24)—are among Kiplinger’s top 40 liberal arts colleges.
Kiplinger’s quality measures, which are weighted more heavily than cost, include the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation. Unlike other rankings, which include subjective criteria in their assessments, Kiplinger restricts its analysis to measurable standards of academic quality and affordability.
The complete rankings are available at kiplinger.com/links/colleges and will appear in print in the February 2017 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands January 3.