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posted on 11/14/06
Barron's Best Buys in College Education Recognizes Saint Joseph's College in Recent Publication
Posted: November 14, 2006
Saint Joseph's College was recently chosen to appear in the 9th edition of Barron's Best Buys in College Education publication. This well-known directory aids parents and students in selecting institutions that offer first-class educations at competitive prices, and schools profiled represent the full range of academic disciplines as well as all fifty states.
Colleges are selected to appear in Best Buys based on various criteria, including tuition rates, as well as the results of a questionnaire that is completed by the dean of students and by students themselves. The final 247 colleges chosen represent the best combination of sound data and student satisfaction.
The two main features of the publication are the data capsules and compiled profiles which provide information regarding campus setting, student/faculty ratio, freshman profile, faculty profile, tuition and fees, and room and board. Each profile is organized around the same basic components: student body, academics, facilities, special programs, campus life, cost-cutters, rate-of-return, payoff, and the "bottom line" or financial aid statistics.
Barron's Best Buys in College Education is just one of several distinctions received by SJC; it was honored by U.S. News and World Report as being a top bachelor-degree-awarding "Midwestern Comprehensive College." In addition to being named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation, SJC is nationally recognized for excellence in the areas of Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities, and Successful Outcomes by Colleges of Distinction, as well as having been named a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review.
Saint Joseph's College is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts college offering 74 major, minor, and pre-professional programs. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of over 1,000 students.