Two Catholic universities recommended for strong Catholic identity in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College have been named among the top 100 "best values in private universities" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS) in Ohio and The Catholic University of America (CUA) in D.C. ranked in 55th and 91st places respectively on Kiplinger's list.
Franciscan University issued a press release highlighting the results.
Kiplinger’s researched 600 colleges and universities to find the top 100 private universities and top 100 liberal arts colleges that do the best job of providing academic quality and affordability. This year, Franciscan University placed 55th on the top 100 private universities list, which includes elite schools such as Harvard University, Yale University, Stanford University, University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, and many other national universities.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Kiplinger’s both for our academic excellence and for providing a quality education at a reasonable cost,” said Joel Recznik, vice president of Enrollment Services.
“Franciscan University works hard to keep tuition and fees affordable,” Recznik said, “so it comes as no surprise that Kiplinger’s ranked Franciscan second lowest among all 100 schools for our total cost per year.”
Both FUS and CUA are recommended in The Newman Guide for strong Catholic identity.
Last month, Kiplinger also gave top rankings for best valued liberal arts colleges to Thomas Aquinas College, Christendom College, and University of Dallas, all of which are recommended in the Guide.
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