2018 Rankings - Liberal Arts Colleges

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Rank Name 8-year graduation rate Graduation rate rank Predicted grad rate based on % of Pell recipients, incoming SATs, etc. Grad rate performance rank Pell/non-Pell graduation gap Pell graduation gap rank % of students receiving Pell Grants Predicted % Pell based on ACT/SAT and admit rates Pell performance rank % of students first-generation Predicted % first-gen based on ACT/SAT and admit rates First-gen performance rank Median earnings 10 yrs after entering college Predicted median earnings Earnings performance rank Net price of attendance for families below $75,000 income Net price rank Percent repaying $1 in loan principal 5 yrs after leaving college Repayment rank Predicted repayment rate Predicted repayment rate rank Research expenditures, in millions Rank Bachelor's to PhD rank Peace Corps rank ROTC rank % of federal work-study funds spent on service Rank Matches AmeriCorps service grants? Voting engagement points Social mobility rank Research rank Service rank
21 Wesleyan University (CT) 93 8 87 35 -5 115 18 21 145 18 17 96 50492 53811 175 9677 25 91 31 86 34 7.4 6 18 89 131 15 101 0 0 39 8 151
22 Barnard College (NY) 91 19 92 131 -1 72 18 18 94 18 15 54 57399 54545 55 11058 32 93 13 90 51 3.1 23 24 152 94 18 68 0 1 21 22 108
23 College of the Holy Cross (MA) 93 12 84 21 1 50 16 22 166 16 18 132 65003 54626 6 14647 64 94 4 90 40 0.5 88 97 115 9 7 215 0 1 6 94 137
24 Salem College (NC) 56 166 57 124 30 5 56 32 4 36 24 12 33038 29793 49 13954 58 66 191 63 69 0 128 177 61 92 15 91 0 0 3 184 125
25 Allegheny College (PA) 78 78 74 61 -4 102 26 28 123 17 22 190 49627 45080 29 18859 153 86 78 85 104 0 128 55 34 79 58 2 0 2 65 76 5
26 Cornell College (IA) 68 125 70 140 22 8 33 22 24 23 19 41 41914 40796 95 20292 176 84 110 82 85 0.3 107 50 13 132 14 107 0 3 38 63 23
27 Colby College (ME) 91 18 89 88 -3 99 11 16 163 13 14 116 54460 52303 66 9553 22 92 17 90 83 1.8 39 29 46 132 18 68 0 1 28 31 72
28 St. Mary's College of Maryland (MD)* 82 53 72 14 -4 107 18 26 185 21 21 104 48569 49973 146 11317 35 86 84 83 62 0.6 80 53 5 132 28 23 0 1 45 62 20
29 Carleton College (MN) 93 9 94 123 -4 101 13 12 88 12 12 100 49750 54641 193 13770 51 93 6 93 118 6.3 7 4 10 132 10 166 0 0 107 4 88
30 College of Saint Benedict (MN) 82 49 75 29 -3 91 24 24 91 18 20 136 49213 42737 18 17366 125 94 3 88 25 1.3 52 166 64 96 36 12 0 1 18 122 35
31 Smith College (MA) 88 31 90 149 6 20 21 19 76 16 16 113 44171 49627 203 13964 59 83 117 89 196 4.7 10 20 33 118 28 25 0 3 120 14 13
32 Grinnell College (IA) 89 23 91 138 -14 187 23 10 19 16 10 35 45346 49163 183 13415 47 91 27 87 44 4 13 7 15 132 7 215 0 1 78 9 76
33 New College of Florida (FL)* 69 120 73 176 -14 186 28 18 32 16 16 115 N/A 31089 142 7416 9 73 170 85 221 1 59 13 3 132 8 203 0 4 124 21 8
34 Knox College (IL) 83 47 72 12 -17 206 32 28 60 21 22 121 40261 40803 129 17127 118 82 124 80 76 0 128 63 22 132 41 5 0 3 90 80 6
35 Agnes Scott College (GA) 73 100 67 33 3 42 42 32 31 23 25 138 38292 36731 82 17693 131 66 188 68 161 0.4 102 48 2 83 20 55 0 1 62 60 17
36 Susquehanna University (PA) 76 85 70 38 -4 104 25 30 162 24 24 90 51684 44054 11 18957 155 90 38 83 17 0.7 70 165 141 29 41 6 0 1 26 143 38
37 Connecticut College (CT) 85 42 83 100 6 22 14 20 168 15 17 134 52643 52559 117 15864 84 93 16 89 49 1.9 32 67 26 132 27 28 0 1 53 53 36
38 Beloit College (WI) 81 62 74 31 -7 127 23 20 61 17 17 112 40029 42798 168 10534 30 85 95 83 86 0 128 43 16 132 24 36 0 1 51 61 33
39 Virginia Military Institute (VA)* 73 101 68 44 -2 86 14 33 227 15 24 224 60392 55736 26 8575 14 88 56 87 106 0.4 97 179 147 1 0 225 0 1 35 175 29
40 Franklin and Marshall College (PA) 87 34 82 60 0 64 17 24 186 18 19 130 54676 52165 62 13439 48 90 40 85 37 3.6 17 57 119 132 10 170 0 1 29 33 142
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