Based on a balance of educational quality, affordability, and alumni success, the University of Redlands has been designated one of MONEY Magazine’s Best Colleges.
According to the magazine, the rising cost of college has prompted many students and their parents to seek out schools where graduation rates are high and alumni find success in the job market after completing their studies. Thus, this year’s rankings focus on institutions where students and parents will receive the best return on their higher education investment.
The report evaluates 2,700 colleges on 27 different categories, identifying the top 711 schools offering the best value for the money. The methodology includes a “value-added” measure that reveals a school’s performance after subtracting the percentage of low-income students and average student’s test scores to avoid rewarding schools that admit students who would likely succeed anywhere.
The University of Redlands scored in the top 84% of all colleges using MONEY Magazine’s metrics. While some schools scored poorly because their alumni aren’t flourishing in the job market, a recent University survey showed 90% of U of R graduates are employed or pursuing an advanced degree one year after graduation.