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Kiplinger 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 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 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% 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 kiplinger.com and will appear in the September 2019 issue of Kiplinger Personal Finance.

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