By: Andrew Mees, Director of Institutional Communications and Campaign Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org
Bloomfield College has been ranked among the top colleges and universities in the nation as part of Money Magazine’s 2015 Best Colleges rankings, in results released by the publication July 13.
The institution received an “A-“ Value Added Grade in the rankings, a measure that considers how well students do at a given school versus what would be expected given their economic and academic backgrounds as well as the institution’s mix of majors. The high mark further showcases the institution’s impact on the lives of its students by providing access to quality higher education.
"The extraordinarily high assessment of Bloomfield College's ‘value added’ provides further evidence that this is an institution that makes a difference in the lives of our students,” said College President Richard Levao. “Not only enabling them to pursue successful, satisfying lives and help provide for others, but also opening the doors to many areas of lifelong enrichment: business, the arts, service to community and engagement in a full and rich life."
After eliminating over half the country’s four-year institutions due to low graduation rates and financial difficulties, the publication utilizes 21 factors in its methodology to further evaluate schools in three equally weighted categories: educational quality, affordability, and alumni earnings.
Bloomfield is one of 23 New Jersey institutions to be named in the results. The rankings focus on the top 736 schools nationwide that provide the best value for a student’s tuition dollar and help them launch promising careers.
For the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year, the institution has created a one-cost tuition model, eliminating all course fees and comprehensive fees to provide a more transparent financial system for students and their families while remaining the most affordable private institution in New Jersey.
“I believe this new model demonstrates our commitment to creating value added for our students and makes Bloomfield College a leader in the national push to make a quality college education more affordable,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Adam Castro. “Providing value for our students is at the heart of our mission, and our rankings in Money Magazine – as well as our new tuition model – show we are helping them achieve their goals in the classroom and in life.”