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
3 Harvey Mudd College (CA) 90 21 95 185 -2 75 13 6 42 N/A 8 42 77083 63503 2 17128 119 93 8 95 155 3.6 18 1 143 106 31 20 0 1 15 1 63
91 Wheaton College (IL) 90 22 90 107 4 33 20 7 18 8 10 133 44270 51551 216 16834 110 96 1 94 79 0.8 64 34 155 6 14 119 0 0 98 46 171
8 Williams College (MA) 96 1 94 74 -5 110 19 9 30 17 10 26 56605 54766 75 6390 4 89 44 88 108 5.3 9 5 128 98 14 119 0 0 8 7 178
18 Pomona College (CA) 94 7 91 78 4 35 19 9 28 23 10 4 55057 60713 204 6740 5 85 100 85 134 3.7 16 12 66 132 10 170 0 1 22 12 106
4 Amherst College (MA) 95 2 91 69 -9 148 23 9 12 22 9 8 58743 54859 35 6800 6 88 57 84 42 4.3 12 11 87 107 41 6 0 1 4 11 31
11 Haverford College (PA) 94 6 89 49 -2 81 16 10 51 16 11 38 56433 55187 89 10247 28 93 14 89 46 2.5 28 6 43 132 10 160 0 1 13 10 92
143 Hendrix College (AR) 76 86 80 171 -13 178 19 10 37 15 12 56 40902 48099 215 20463 181 81 125 88 201 0.7 71 40 57 84 23 43 0 4 210 52 14
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
16 Vassar College (NY) 92 15 94 148 1 47 24 10 14 14 10 48 49659 54033 190 9591 23 93 12 91 75 1.9 36 16 118 116 25 30 0 4 32 18 22
6 Swarthmore College (PA) 95 3 94 96 0 55 15 11 59 14 11 50 51379 59134 221 9665 24 92 20 90 95 3.2 20 2 102 121 9 185 0 4 63 2 43
124 Centre College (KY) 82 51 82 108 -8 140 14 11 63 N/A 12 63 44941 48845 187 17521 128 86 92 89 183 0.6 74 60 68 58 24 34 0 1 164 66 62
179 St. John's College (MD) 71 114 76 191 -28 221 22 11 23 N/A 12 141 34648 33580 98 21913 197 81 131 89 208 0 128 14 80 132 10 166 0 1 212 25 116
47 Macalester College (MN) 90 20 93 142 -3 90 17 11 54 10 11 131 45897 51563 205 16468 99 91 29 92 142 1.4 51 22 7 77 22 48 0 3 138 28 10
102 Transylvania University (KY) 72 110 76 179 -11 165 25 11 13 20 13 28 41757 44052 161 18157 140 84 115 86 170 0 128 49 41 55 11 152 0 3 155 70 37
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
2 Washington and Lee University (VA) 88 30 90 143 0 58 10 12 130 N/A 12 59 75624 56614 1 4004 2 93 11 93 113 0.6 84 62 65 35 33 17 0 1 1 68 40
10 Wellesley College (MA) 92 14 96 178 -2 78 18 12 44 15 11 52 58892 56995 73 11418 36 91 24 91 122 10.5 2 15 45 46 20 55 0 1 33 5 61
115 Lawrence University (WI) 79 73 82 157 -8 134 21 12 35 19 13 34 42622 44250 152 18983 156 86 89 87 148 0.4 101 51 38 132 13 123 0 1 137 64 81
97 Denison University (OH) 83 46 86 164 -10 158 19 12 47 19 12 32 48922 49259 127 15480 76 84 108 86 168 0.9 62 81 12 88 13 123 0 0 116 79 80
61 Reed College (OR) 80 65 86 197 -7 129 18 12 52 13 12 77 37364 49241 227 12900 43 89 54 89 130 3.1 21 3 9 91 19 62 0 1 181 6 39
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