Aug. 25, 2004
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Purdue North Central Again Earns U.S.News Honors
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central has again been ranked in the "America's Best Colleges" guide published annually by U.S.News & World Report.
In U.S.News and World Report's 2005 Edition of America's Best Colleges, PNC was ranked first among bachelor’s-degree granting colleges and universities in the Midwest for graduating students with the least amount of debt.
This means that PNC students owed less debt upon graduation than the students at other institutions in this category. According to the survey, just 42 percent of PNC students graduated with debt, and among those students, the average debt was $9,841. By comparison, Indiana University – Kokomo, ranked third with 55 percent of its students graduating with a debt averaging $11,681.
According to U.S.News & World Report, there are 324 comprehensive colleges included in its survey, ranked within four regions – north, south, Midwest and west.
This is the third time that PNC has ranked among the leaders in its category for graduating students with the least amount of debt.
“This is the fifth time that Purdue North Central has been included in the U.S.News & World Report Best Colleges ranking. This confirms that PNC is providing a world-class education and a tuition that is within reach of our students and their families,” said James B. Dworkin, chancellor of Purdue North Central. “This also speaks well for our Financial Aid staff members who work diligently to help students find the financial assistance they need to help finance their education.”
In 2000, PNC received its first U.S.News & World Report mention, ranking fourth among public regional liberal arts schools in the Midwest.