Date: August 18, 2006
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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 2007 Edition of America's Best Colleges, PNC was ranked third 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 tended to owe less debt upon graduation than students at most other institutions in this category. According to the survey, 53 percent of PNC students graduated with debt, and among those students, the average debt was $14,009.
According to U.S.News & World Report, there are 320 comprehensive colleges included in its survey, ranked within four regions – north, south, Midwest and west.
This is the fourth time that PNC has ranked among the leaders in its category for graduating students with the least amount of debt. It has twice been ranked among the Best Comprehensive Colleges granting bachelor’s degrees In the Midwest.
“This is the sixth time since 2000 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 who works diligently to help students find the financial assistance they need to help finance their education.”