Gordon Named a 2015 Best Value College by Kiplinger’s

Gordon College has been named among the top 100 best value liberal arts colleges in the country by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding academics with great economic value. Gordon is one of four CCCU schools included on the list.

“This recognition affirms what we often remind parents: Gordon is a great investment that pays dividends over a lifetime,” says Rick Sweeney, the College’s vice president for marketing and communications. “An outstanding education that is also a great value is a win-win for everyone.”

Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to measurable standards, including 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 prices, financial aid and average debt at graduation.

“We salute this year’s top schools,” says Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “Balancing top-quality education with affordable cost is a challenge for families in today’s economy, which is why Kiplinger’s rankings are such a valuable resource. The schools on the 2015 list offer students the best of both worlds.”

The complete rankings are available online and appear in the February 2015 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which reached newsstands on  January 6. Gordon is also ranked by Forbes in the top 9 percent of U.S. undergraduate institutions and has been named one of the nation’s best 378 colleges by Princeton Review.


Gordon College is a multi-denominational Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston’s North Shore, offering majors in 38 fields with graduate programs in education and music education. Gordon is nationally recognized for excellence in academics and in character building, and ranks as one of the nation’s top Christian colleges. www.gordon.edu