Geneva College identified as a top 10 "Best-Bang-for-the-Buck" college

Washington Monthly compiled the list of U.S. colleges that provide students degrees that are both marketable and affordable.

BEAVER FALLS, PA (01/30/2014)(readMedia)-- Geneva College was ranked among the top ten "Best-Bang-for-the-Buck" baccalaureate colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly. This list identifies the institutions that provide students the highest chance of graduating with an affordable degree that means something in the marketplace.

Geneva ranked number eight and was chosen from the examination of four criteria. First, at least 20 percent of students must receive Pell grants, with the majority of grants going to students with family incomes of less than $50,000. Second, the school's graduation rate must be at least 50 percent. Third, the graduate rate must meet or exceed the predicted statistic for that school given the number of low-income students admitted. Fourth, the school must have a student loan default rate of 10 percent or less because this statistic indicates that graduates are earning enough to pay back their student loans.

Washington Monthly concluded that, even considering the economic downturn and across-the-board college tuition increases, college is still worth the investment because recent college graduates earn considerably more than those without college degrees and are less likely to be unemployed. According the Washington Monthly, this is especially true for students from middle- and lower-income families who are attending "Best-Bang-for-the-Buck" colleges, which do the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices

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Geneva College invites students to accept the challenge of an academically excellent, Christ-centered and affordable education. Offering nearly 40 undergraduate majors, Adult Degree Programs with fully online and campus-based options, and seven graduate degrees, programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top 10 Best Value in the North Region with one of the Top 100 engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the inerrancy of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God's word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today's world.