July 14, 2016
Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict are both ranked in the top 50 in the third annual Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money," which was released July 11.
SJU is ranked No. 25 and CSB is ranked No. 47 and are the top-rated schools in Minnesota. The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was the next highest Minnesota school ranked, at No. 58.
Money Magazine ranked 705 schools — both private and public — in a value ranking that evaluated colleges on educational quality, affordability and career success. In all, 24 factors were used to determine the rankings.
New to the package this year, Money's methodology incorporated data from the federal government's College Scorecard and took into account the percentage of a school's graduates who consider themselves to be in "meaningful jobs."
"As our third annual Best Colleges rankings make clear, affordability can go hand in hand with a top-notch education and career prep — if you know where and how to look," wrote Money Magazine editor Diane Harris.
Money also assembled several additional lists that highlighted CSB and SJU.