SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AffordableSchools.net (http://www.affordableschools.net) -- an independent college search and rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs -- announced today that it had released its newest college rankings list, featuring the 25 Most Affordable, Medium-Sized, Private, Nonprofit Bachelor's Colleges.
The top three schools on this AffordableSchools.net's rankings list are: (1) Park University (Parkville, Missouri); (2) Bellevue University (Bellevue, Nebraska); (3) Wilmington University (New Castle, Delaware). The complete list of all 25 U.S. colleges and universities, in alphabetical order, comprises:
* Ashland University (Ashland, Ohio)
* Aurora University (Aurora, Illinois)
* Bellevue University (Bellevue, Nebraska)
* Benedictine University (Lisle, Illinois)
* Bethel University (McKenzie, Tennessee)
* Concordia University-Chicago (River Forest, Illinois)
* Davenport University (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
* Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck, New Jersey)
* Harding University (Searcy, Arkansas)
* Lewis University (Romeoville, Illinois)
* Mercer University (Macon, Georgia)
* Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, New York)
* Missouri Baptist University (Saint Louis, Missouri)
* Park University (Parkville, Missouri)
* Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
* Regent University (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
* Rice University (Houston, Texas)
* Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (Winona, Minnesota)
* University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, Kentucky)
* University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, Texas)
* Upper Iowa University (Fayette, Iowa)
* Wayland Baptist University (Plainview, Texas)
* Wilmington University (New Castle, Delaware)
* Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)
* York College Pennsylvania (York, Pennsylvania)
"This list continues our look at the private, nonprofit colleges niche. We previously looked at many of the benefits of colleges in this niche and ranked 'large' schools with 15,001 or more students. In this list, we look at medium-sized colleges in this niche, with between 5,001 to 15,000 students.
"Some well-known, highly respected colleges are in this set of 25 schools, and which are relatively affordable, thanks to grants and scholarships. To help in the decision process, this list marks the first in which we include financial aid data, including total grants/ scholarships, total federal student loans, and the numbers and percentages of undergrads receiving either. We've added even more charts, making it easier to compare colleges, and we've added new 'tracks' to our custom circular comparison chart.
"As usual, we hope that this college rankings list is valuable in helping future college students to choose an institution that is right for them - in this case, if they are interested in a medium-sized private, non-profit college."
Rankings for this list were compiled with data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), a bureau of the Dept. of Education (http://nces.ed.gov/). We queried for private, nonprofit, bachelor's-granting colleges with between 5,001 to 15,000 students (grad and undergrad), extracted financial aid data, and applied a number of other factors. This is the second in a series about affordable private nonprofits, and part of our ongoing niche colleges rankings. We publish such rankings regularly at AffordableSchools (http://www.affordableschools.net) -- an independent college search and rankings site with a focus on affordable colleges and programs.
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