Presbyterian College ranked 10th among the 10 best deals for students going to college out of state according to the USA Today, based on College Factual’s Best College for the Money rankings.
According to the College Factual website, the rankings “identifies which colleges and universities offer the best bang for your buck – delivering quality education and economic value. To create this ranking we compare the academic quality of a school (as indicated in the Best Colleges rankings) to the cost of obtaining an undergraduate degree from each institution. The higher the quality of the school and the lower it costs, the better the bargain.”
“We are delighted that we have been recognized for both the education we provide and for providing that education at a reasonable tuition rate,” said Grady B. Jones, PC vice president for advancement, marketing, public relations and communications. “We are proud to be able to deliver a sound, quality liberal arts education that prepares our students not only for their future careers, but also for successful and meaningful lives geared toward serving others.”
PC was among a list of several ivy-league and prestigious institutions, including: (9) Vassar College: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; (8) Stanford University: Stanford, Calif.; (7) Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art: New York; (6) Sewanee –The University of the South: Sewanee, Tenn.; (5) Brigham Young University-Provo: Provo, Utah; (4) Harvard University: Cambridge, Mass.; (3) Amherst College: Amherst, Mass.; (2) Yale University: New Haven, Conn.; and (1) Princeton University: Princeton, N.J.
PC was ranked #2 statewide, following Clemson at #1. PC was ranked #5 in the listing for the Southeast Region. Other local institutions that made the rankings include: (4) Columbia International University, Columbia; (8) Wofford College, Spartanburg; (24) Converse College, Spartanburg; and (39) Columbia College, Columbia.
PC also ranked high on College Factual’s Overall Best Colleges lists – #4 of the top 27 statewide, #28 of the top 361 colleges in the region, and #223 of 1,394 colleges nationwide.