Graceland University Makes Top 10 List of Iowa Best Value Colleges

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Administration and Staff, Alumni, Faculty

April 3, 2015

Graceland University Makes Top 10 List of Iowa Best Value Colleges

Graceland University has been ranked seventh in Iowa in a recent study offering a list of the Iowa best value colleges conducted by SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York City that provides financial analytics and advice.

SmartAsset determined the College Education Affordability Index by averaging in-state tuition, living costs, scholarship and grant offerings, retention rate and starting salary as a graduate. Graceland received a rating of 56.39, ranking especially high in starting salary only second to Iowa State, who earned the number one spot.

The other Iowa schools that ranked in the top 10 include Iowa State University, 84.84; University of Iowa, 72.12; University of Northern Iowa, 68.41; Luther College, 62.68; Wartburg College, 60.82; Coe College, 58.53; Drake University, 53.58; Central College, 53.08; Northwestern College, 52.32.

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