Top Value Education

December 18, 2014

Bradley University again this year has been named to the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of 100 “Best Values in Private Universities,” earning the rank of 56. This is the sixth consecutive year Bradley has been included in the list of four-year schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost. 

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 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.

Kiplinger's ranking is another key indicator that a Bradley education is both high quality and affordable,” said Bradley President Joanne Glasser. “This recognition reaffirms the exceptional value of the Bradley Experience.”

The complete rankings are available online at The rankings also will appear in the February 2015 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands January 6, 2015.

In addition to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Bradley also received recognition this fall from U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges, The Princeton Review in its Best 379 Colleges guide, and was included in Money magazine’s list of “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value.”