Bradley again makes magazine's best-value list

Bradley University recently earned a spot on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s list of best value private university for 2017 for the eighth consecutive year

The Peoria, Illinois school is ranked No. 81 in this year’s edition.

“This ranking recognizes the great value and the great educational experience Bradley provides,” Bradley University Provost Dr. Walter Zakahi said in a news release. “It demonstrates that a Bradley education is both high quality and affordable. We are pleased to be recognized as one of the best universities in the nation.”

The publication began its value ranking in 1998 and offers rankings for public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges, as well as one list that pits institutions from all colleges against each other. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance weighs considerations like retention rate, class size, test scores, tuition, fees, room and boar and financial aid to determine each school’s score.

“There’s no way around it: College is expensive, and it’s going to stay that way for a long time,” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine Editor Janet Bodnar said in a news release. “So, with our rankings – which weigh affordability alongside academic quality – our goal is to help students and their parents understand what’s really worth the price. While some may have ranked higher than others, all 300 schools on the list are of extraordinary value, being chosen out of a universe of 1,200.”

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