Marietta College among Money's 'Best Colleges for Your Money'
Marietta ranked 562nd out of 2,400 colleges and universities nationwide
MARIETTA, OH (07/13/2017) In the first college rankings of 2017-18, Marietta College has been included in Money magazine's inaugural list of The Best Colleges for Your Money.
Marietta is ranked 562nd out of the 711 schools that received a ranking. The list examined 2,400 four-year colleges and universities nationwide.
The magazine states the rankings "are the first to combine the most accurate pricing estimates available with students' likely earnings after graduation and a unique analysis of how much 'value' a college adds when compared to other schools that take in similar students."
Money ranked the schools based on 27 factors within three equally weighted categories: quality of education, affordability and career outcomes. Factors included graduation rate, instructor quality, net price of a degree, student loan default risk, and early career earnings, among others.
To make the initial cut, a college had to:
- Have at least 500 students.
- Have sufficient, reliable data to be analyzed.
- Not be in financial distress.
- Have a graduation rate that was at or above the median for its institutional category (public or private), or have a high "value-added" graduation rate (in other words: score in the top 25 percent of our test of graduation rates after accounting for the average test scores and percentage of low income students among its enrollees).
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and has been listed among Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com.