Ripon College is ranked at 23, while St. Norbet College ranked at 32, for the second year in a row.
According to Washington Monthly magazine, the schools that are ranked must do a good job in helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.
Out of 1,572 colleges and universities, only 349 made the cut.
To get ranked, the schools must meet four criteria:
- 20 percent of students must be receiving Pell Grants
- Must have a graduation rate of at least 50 percent
- The school's actual graduation rate must exceed the rate that is statistically predicted for that school given the amount of lower-income students admitted
- Must have a student loan default rate of 10 percent or less.
You can see Washington Monthly's full list of rankings here: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings-2014/best-bang-for-buck-liberal-arts-colleges-rank.php