Photo of Old Main taken from the lawn near Marcus Pavilion
August 21, 2019

LACEY, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University has been ranked among Money’s Best Value Colleges 2019. Money ranked Saint Martin’s as one of the top 50 most transformative colleges or universities in the nation, which means that the University’s graduates fare well in terms of employment and income mobility. Saint Martin’s is the only college or university in Washington listed on the most transformative colleges list. In addition, the University is one of the 28 small-sized (fewer than 2,500 students) Best Value Colleges on the West Coast, and ranked highest among small-sized colleges and universities in Washington.

Money built their Best Value Colleges rankings to find schools that combine quality and affordability; the publication examined more than 19,000 data points to compile the rankings, and analyzed each institution’s quality of education, affordability and student outcomes. Money’s data sources for the rankings included information from the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, and Money/College Measures calculations.

“Our students and alumni have long known that Saint Martin’s is one of the best values in higher education today,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “And they often speak of the transformative experience they and all students receive at Saint Martin’s. It’s great that we have received this recognition from a national source of our growing reputation in these two areas.”

Money is a personal finance publication that covers topics that include investing, saving, retirement, taxes, credit, paying for college and other long-term financial decisions. Money is published by Meredith Corporation, based in New York City, New York.    

Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 29 majors and 11 graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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