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C of I recognized as one of America’s top college values

The College of Idaho has been named one of America’s Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges by "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance." The annual report, released Oct. 24, features 200 schools that combine outstanding academics and great economic value. The C of I was included because of its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, excellent student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus resources and overall value. The full list of schools can be found at www.kiplinger.com.

The College of Idaho ranks No. 82 on Kiplinger’s list of liberal arts colleges, up 17 spots from last year. The C of I is No. 12 in the west and No. 4 among colleges in the Pacific Northwest. Only four schools in the top 100 had a lower annual cost of attendance than the C of I.

“We believe that providing access to quality education is essential,” C of I President Marv Henberg said. “College of Idaho students receive an outstanding liberal arts education that prepares them for success without the burdensome debt that many private college students face after graduation.”

The College of Idaho provides financial assistance to 99 percent of its first-year students, with 75 percent receiving at least $13,000 in need-based awards. The C of I also has the best four-year graduation rate in the state, ensuring more students graduate on time. And thanks to the innovative PEAK curriculum launched in 2010, students earn a major and three minors within those four years, decreasing their need for loans and providing versatility and adaptability in the professional world.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.