EMU ranked third among Virginia private colleges in Money’s 2022 Best Colleges list

Eastern Mennonite University was ranked third among Virginia private four-year colleges on Money 2022’s Best Colleges list.

The list was compiled using schools with sufficient data and above-average graduation rates, using three areas: quality, affordability and outcomes. 

  • Quality measures focus on graduation rates. 
  • Affordability weighs the net price of a degree, student and parent borrowing, and loan repayment rates. 
  • Outcomes considers median earnings, the share of alumni working and the share of alumni earning more than a high school grad. 

Money’s analysis also includes four “value-added” calculations, which compare a school’s performance against its predicted performance, after accounting for the standardized test scores and percentage of low-income students among its enrollees. 

Money magazine has been providing financial news and advice since 1972. Their mission is “to guide people to financial victories through up-to-date information, education, and tools.” Money’s staff has provided commentary on Good Morning America, ABC News, NPR, and many more media outlets.

Read more about EMU’s other rankings, including 34th out of 50 on Academic Influence’s Best Colleges and Universities by Academic Stewardship 2022, and sixth overall on ‘Washington Monthly’ ranking for contributions to the public good in 2021.

Additionally, EMU’s online RN-BSN program ranked No. 1 in Virginia in 2022.