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Hendrix College Among Money’s Best Colleges in America 2023

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Hendrix rated for education quality, affordability, and student outcomes

CONWAY, Ark. (August 18, 2023) — Hendrix College is rated among the “Best Colleges in America 2023” according to Money’s analysis of more than 700 four-year colleges, focusing on quality of education, affordability, and student outcomes.

According to a news release from Money, college costs remain one of the primary reasons students choose not to attend college or struggle to graduate once they do. To help families make informed decisions about where to spend their tuition dollars, Money redesigned this year’s analysis to place colleges into ratings rather than in a numbered ranking. The ratings help families with their college search by highlighting the variety (and diversity) of high-value colleges in the U.S. and show that, depending on students’ individual characteristics, priorities and goals, there may be multiple top colleges to consider.

“We are always pleased to see Hendrix recognized among America’s leading colleges for academic quality and value,” said Ryan Cassell, vice president for enrollment and dean of admission. “This recognition is especially meaningful, as it affirms our commitment to affordability.

“Hendrix is committed to addressing rising college costs through strong scholarship and financial aid programs,” added Cassell.

Earlier this summer, Hendrix College was one of 300 four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2024.

The guide spotlights several aspects of the College’s academic program that stand out, including the Odyssey Program and The Engaged Citizen and Explorations classes for first-year students. The small faculty-to-student ratio at Hendrix is one of the main highlights. According to the guide, “Personal attention from faculty is the norm. They are also able to ignite a sense of curiosity and excitement for learning.” Other campus highlights include the Miller Creative Quad and the award-winning Dining Services, according to the guide.

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