Rhodes Makes Consumer Digest’s Top 3 Best Values in Private Liberal Arts Schools


Publication Date: 5/1/2007

Rhodes College has been ranked number three among the nation’s private liberal arts colleges named as top value schools by Consumers Digest Magazine. One hundred colleges and universities out of some 3,800 in the  U.S. have been ranked. The rankings, to be published in the magazine’s June issue, are based on the value of the education received compared to the annual cost of tuition and room-and-board.

“We are, of course, delighted to receive this validation from an independent and widely respected source,” says Rhodes president William E. Troutt. “Students at Rhodes are taught and mentored by a talented and dedicated faculty. In addition, our Memphis location provides them with unique internships, arts venues and service opportunities that further enrich the educational experience.”

Consumers Digest, launched in 1959, is committed to providing practical advice, factual evaluations and specific recommendations that lead consumers to exceptional values in today′s complex marketplace.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes aspires to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.