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MNU Selected for Money Magazine’s 2018-19 Best Colleges List

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MONEY%20Best%20College%20Logo%202018-STANDARD.pngMNU is among only four Kansas universities to make the 2018 Best Colleges list. 

MidAmerica Nazarene University has been selected for Money magazine’s 2018-19 Best Colleges list. Of the 727 colleges chosen, MNU is one of only four universities in Kansas to make the list. MNU received the highest ranking in the state for a private college at 484. 

To determine the rankings, Money analyzed 26 factors such as graduation rate, tuition charges, family borrowing and alumni earnings to find the top college values out of the nation’s approximately 5,000 higher learning institutions. The data was gathered in three categories:

1.    Quality of education
2.    Affordability 
3.    Outcomes

In addition to graduates’ earnings, the outcomes category also measured job meaning with the question, “Does your work make the world a better place?” The data came from federal and college-reported data, PayScale.com, College Scorecard (earnings reported to the IRS), Peterson’s and Equality of Opportunity Project. 

Dr. David J. Spittal, MNU president, noted that MNU was selected among many quality institutions. In Kansas, MNU joins the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Benedictine College. 

“Of these schools, MNU was ranked with the lowest student debt,” Spittal said. “We are grateful to our many donors for providing the scholarships that help us keep an MNU education affordable. We’re delighted to be recognized by Money magazine.” 

MNU’s sister-universities, Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Ohio) and Point Loma Nazarene University (California) also made the list. In fall 2017, MNU was ranked a U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Colleges Regional Midwest (traditional undergrad).
 

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