Kiplinger's Personal Finance Names Baylor a "best college value" 2018

Baylor is again on the list of the 100 best values among private universities, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which has released its list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2018. 

Baylor moved up three places to No. 61 on the magazine’s list of best values among private universities, which is based on objective measurements of academic quality and affordability. 

“We are pleased to be acknowledged as a Best Value for the second consecutive year by Kiplinger’s,” said Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, PhD. “Baylor offers students an exceptional academic experience, with all the benefits and resources of a research university within a caring Christian community. We remain sensitive to the costs of higher education, and our firm commitment is to help students of all financial backgrounds achieve their dreams of a Baylor education, especially through increasing scholarship support. The impact of scholarships on the lives of Baylor students is immeasurable, as they open doors to intellectual and spiritual discovery, greater ambitions and the courage to follow those dreams.” 

The rankings appeared in the February 2018 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which started with data from nearly 1,200 public and private four-year schools, provided by Peterson’s. The list is then narrowed to the top schools based on measures of academic quality, including SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four-year graduation rates. The editors then rank the schools using cost and financial aid measures. Academic quality carries more weight than costs.