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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
123 Scripps College (CA) 87 33 92 186 17 10 11 13 126 N/A 12 137 48860 53775 195 16832 109 92 23 96 186 0.2 120 36 82 110 8 203 0 0 121 54 187
53 Union College (NY) 86 37 90 175 3 45 15 13 77 12 12 118 63037 56489 16 13336 46 89 51 92 173 1.9 35 75 86 43 17 73 0 0 31 56 129
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
17 Claremont McKenna College (CA) 91 16 91 109 1 48 12 13 111 N/A 12 69 69852 61208 9 12429 39 N/A 30 88 55 5.6 8 56 140 16 23 43 0 1 9 24 84
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
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
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