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Kiplinger’s ranks Loyola one of the best college values for 2019

| By Stephanie Weaver
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Loyola University Maryland was named one of the top-400 “Best College Values” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

The rankings recognize institutions that combine outstanding academic quality with affordability to offer a transformative educational experience that is accessible to students who demonstrate financial need. Kiplinger’s analyzes student-to-faculty ratio, test scores of incoming students, graduation rates, and low student debt at graduation.

“At Loyola University Maryland, we provide our students with a distinctive Jesuit, liberal arts education that poises them to be immediately employable and infinitely adaptable,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. “We foster a warm, welcoming community where faculty are teachers, scholars, and mentors who offer personal attention. At a time when the cost of higher education requires a significant investment on the part of a family, our students and their families recognize the value of a Loyola education. We work to ensure that a Loyola education is accessible and possible for deserving students.”

Approximately 85 percent of all undergraduates receive some form of aid from federal, state, institutional, and private sources.

Within six to nine months of graduation, 98% of Loyola alumni are employed, in graduate school, or completing a year of service. Loyola is ranked in the top 2% of more than 2,400 four-year U.S. colleges and universities for economic value added to the mid-career salary of its alumni. A Loyola degree adds about 30% to the predicted mid-career salary of graduates.

The full “Best College Values” report is available on and will appear in the September 2019 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

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