Kiplinger’s Report ranks IWU in top 100

October 30, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Janelle Vernon, associate vice president, 765-677-2363, janelle.vernon@indwes.edu

Kiplinger’s ranks IWU among “Best Private College Values”

MARION, Ind. – The October 2012 edition of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance listed IWU in the top 100 of “Best Private College Values.”

Kiplinger’s considers data from approximately 600 private institutions. It narrows the list by the following six criteria: admission rate, four-year graduation rate, total cost per year, average need-based aid, percentage of non-based aids and average debt at graduation. Other universities in the top 100 were Yale, Harvard and the University of Notre Dame.

Indiana Wesleyan University received the same distinction last year from Kiplinger’s, as well as ranking number six in their December 2011 list of “Top Private Colleges with the Lowest Sticker Price.”

U.S. News & World Report’s September 2012 edition gave IWU a similar spot in their list of “Great Schools at Great Prices,” based on the academic quality and overall cost of the university.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church. The University, founded in 1920, is committed to liberal arts and professional education.

More than 3,000 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the University’s main campus in Marion, Indiana. Nearly 12,500 adult learners attend classes at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and online.