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Morris Is One of “The Best Colleges for Your Money”

Morris graduates throwing caps in the air at Commencement
Author: 
Jenna Ray
Publication date: 
July 13, 2017
At Morris, 95 percent of students are either employed or are in graduate programs within a year of graduation, and 92 percent of alumni say their Morris degree was a smart investment; 91 percent of students receive financial aid.

In addition to recognitions for campus climate and academics, the University of Minnesota, Morris has earned accolades for the return on investment it offers students and their families. This week the campus made MONEY's list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money 2017–18."

MONEY Magazine, a TIME, Inc. publication, compiled this year's rankings with a new take on what matters most in an admissions decision: where students will get the best return on their investment after graduation. Morris was included for its educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.

At Morris, 95 percent of students are either employed or are in graduate programs within a year of graduation, and 92 percent of alumni say their Morris degree was a smart investment; 91 percent of students receive financial aid.

To be included on MONEY's list, a college had to have at least 500 students along with sufficient, reliable data to be analyzed. Colleges needed to be in good financial standing with a graduation rate that was at or above the median for its institutional category or a high "value-added" graduation rate. The 711 schools that met these requirements then were ranked on 27 factors related to quality of education, affordability, and outcomes. Morris ranked in the top half, coming in at #328.

Morris students graduate with the lowest student loan debt in the University of Minnesota system, and the campus boasts 1/4 the tuition of Minnesota's most expensive private school. To learn more about the value of a Morris education, visit morris.umn.edu/admissions-aid.