LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University is among the top liberal arts colleges in the country that were named a best value by “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.” The university ranked 63rd in the magazine’s annual list of the top 100 liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding quality with affordability.
Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the percentage of students who are admitted out of those who applied, the test scores of incoming freshmen, the ratio of students to faculty members and the four- and five-year graduation rates.
“For most families, college is the second largest investment they make after the purchase of a home,” said Brad Goan, Transylvania’s vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions. “Our students have the confidence that their investments pay them back over and over again throughout the course of their lives. A Transylvania education empowers students and alumni to envision the possibilities in life and provides them with the tools and the confidence to pursue them. That is the lasting value of the Transylvania experience."
Through its Pioneer Pledge, the university makes a high quality liberal arts education affordable for all students who meet Transylvania’s admissions requirements. The Pioneer Pledge includes:
- Guaranteed graduation in four years
- A 12-month payment plan
- A level tuition program, which locks in the tuition rate for four years.
Transylvania’s tuition and fees fall below the national average for liberal arts colleges, and the university offers extensive merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid awards.
Ninety-three percent of Transylvania’s graduates complete their degree in four years, which is a tremendous savings when compared with students who spend five or six years completing their undergraduate degrees. And, Transylvania is ranked by PayScale as one of America’s top liberal arts colleges in relation to career salary potential for its graduates. Transylvania is also ranked as one of the nation's best buys in higher education by Barron's.
Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.