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College Factual Rates TAC No. 8 on its 2019 List of “Best Colleges for the Money”

Posted: May 3, 2019

College Factual, a statistics-based guide that aims to “help students find and get great deals on the best fit colleges for them,” has ranked Thomas Aquinas College within the top 1 percent in the United States — No. 8 overall — on its 2019 list of the 1,510 Best Colleges for the Money.

“When our founders established the College nearly a half-century ago, they were determined to create a truly excellent academic program that would be available to anyone with the ability and determination to pursue it, irrespective of financial means,” says Director of Admissions Jon Daly. “To be recognized nationally by College Factual and others for value — that is, for the quality of our education and its affordability — is an affirmation that the College has remained true to that vision.”

College Factual’s Best for the Money Ranking takes into account a school’s average yearly cost, the average time students take to graduate, and academic quality, so that “schools who rank highly are offering a good value for the money that students pay to attend.” According to the guide’s editors, “Thomas Aquinas College's overall average net price, combined with a high quality education, results in a great value for the money when compared to other colleges and universities."

“College Factual’s rankings nicely complement other publications, such as The Newman Guide, which gave the College top marks for its fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the Princeton Review, which praised our academic program,” says Mr. Daly. “Taken together, these guides reflect not only our commitment to the Faith and to excellence in Catholic liberal education, but also to affordability, which is made possible through the tremendous generosity of our benefactors.”