Benedictine College Selected as a Best Value School

Benedictine College Selected as a Best Value School

Published: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Best Value Badge(Atchison, Kansas) – Benedictine College has been selected out of nearly 8,000 colleges and universities as the recipient of a Best Value School award. University Research & Review (URR), a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school, issues the award each year.

“It is our distinguished pleasure to present the award to Benedictine College,” said Joseph Schmoke, URR founder. “We hope current students and alumni take pride in this honor, and anyone searching for a quality, reasonably-priced college education strongly considers Benedictine.”

The committee that reviewed more than 100 nominees out of the thousands of eligible schools is made up of former university presidents, CEOs, provosts and professors. Schools cannot pay to receive the award; it has to be earned through the nomination and committee evaluation process. The committee chose Benedictine College because it passed rigorous standards including a combination of cost, accreditation, variety and quality of school programs, and student satisfaction.

“Our committee prides itself on combining our extensive experience, knowledge of postsecondary education and insight into what provides students with good value when selecting a Best Value award recipient,” said Schmoke.

Benedictine College will retain the Best Value School designation for one year. Award recipients must re-qualify every year.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.