Benedictine College Named a "Hidden Gem" in Kansas

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2018 College Raptor Hidden Midwest Gem

College Raptor, a free college matching platform, has named Benedictine College the best hidden gem institution in Kansas in an announcement published today.

 

This marks the third year of this recognition, which aims to highlight colleges and universities around the country that stand out in terms of academic rigor and student success, but may be overlooked by many students.

 

“There are many great colleges across the country,” said Tyler Hakes, director of marketing at College Raptor. “In some cases, you have colleges ranked in the top 150 or 200 schools in the nation, but they receive relatively few applicants simply because they don’t have the brand name of other institutions.”

 

Hidden Gem colleges were determined based on the number of applicants, the number of enrolled students, and the institution’s national ranking, according to data obtained by College Raptor through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

 

In order to qualify, institutions must have received fewer than 5,000 applications in the previous application cycle for which data is available and enroll at least 1,000 undergraduate students. From this set, the top-ranked college, nationally, was selected from each state.

 

The national ranking or “Overall Ranking” is determined based on academic and outcome data, including graduation rate, selectivity, student-to-faculty ratio and other factors.

 

Benedictine College was one of 49 institutions recognized across the country. One college was named from each state, with the exception of Alaska, which did not have an institution meeting the criteria for recognition.

 

To see all Benedictine College Lists and Rankings, click here: https://www.benedictine.edu/about/rankings/

 

 

View the full list of Hidden Gems colleges here: http://bit.ly/HiddenGems2016.

 

College Raptor Contact: Jeff Pierpont, jeff@collegeraptor.com

 

Benedictine College Contact: Steve Johnson, stevej@benedictine.edu

 

About Benedictine College

 

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.

 

About College Raptor, Inc.

 

College Raptor builds products to help students, parents, and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges in college planning. It is the only college search platform that allows users to estimate their individual “net” cost for attending every four-year college in the United States. As a result, students and their families discover quality college options they might never have considered because of a lack of awareness or financial concerns. For more information about College Raptor, visit www.CollegeRaptor.com.