Drury named a Top 30 college by Great Value Colleges

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., January 22, 2020 — Drury University has been named one of the 30 best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest by Great Value Colleges. The list places Drury alongside the best such schools in 12 states, including Washington University in St. Louis, Carleton College, Oberlin College and Grinnell College.

Great Value Colleges’ editors examined every liberal arts college in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Editors then narrowed down the list to 30 by focusing on schools with high marks in the following areas:

  • General education curriculum 
  • Rankings, both national and international
  • Student retention rates
  • Notable faculty and alumni
  • Historical significance
  • PayScale’s 20-year return on investment

“Recognition of the quality and value a Drury education provides continues to grow in a variety of contexts, thanks to Your Drury Fusion,” says Provost Dr. Beth Harville. “Drury not only stacks up extremely well when compared to other universities on lists such the U.S. News & World Report rankings, but also compared to schools similarly grounded in the liberal arts tradition.” 

Drury is a Top 20 Midwest Regional University in the 2020 U.S. News rankings, where it was also cited as a best value. Drury is among The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” this year, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named it as one of America’s “400 Best College Values.”

Great Value Colleges compiles rankings in an effort to contribute to the academic mission of higher learning institutions. The website provides pertinent, unbiased information for prospective students and working professionals to aid them in making more informed decisions as they seek to further their education.

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