Austin College named a 2024 Best College by College Raptor
Austin College has been selected as a 2024 Best College in the U.S. by College Raptor, a leading college planning platform that helps families discover college matches driven by AI algorithms to find the right colleges at the best price.
Austin College was ranked among Top 25 Best Southwest Colleges by the college-search service.
This selection recognizes Austin College as a leading institution in the country based on a combination of factors including the school’s graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, and other key metrics as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the most recently available enrollment year.
“Each year we carefully assemble our lists to highlight the best schools in different categories to help families get started in the college discovery process,” said Bill Staib, College Raptor’s CEO. “Austin [College] stands out for their continued dedication to academic excellence. We are proud to highlight them.”
“Austin College is honored to be recognized by College Raptor, as we continue to innovate the undergraduate, residential, liberal arts and sciences experience with 100% of students completing an applied learning experience by graduation,” said Baylee Kowert, Vice President for Institutional Enrollment. “This, paired with our four-year graduation guarantee, prepares Austin College graduates for the fast-paced and evolving workforce of the 21st century.”
According to College Raptor, more than 25 million students and families have used the platform to find cost-effective, academically appropriate college options that prepare them for future careers. The college search platform provides tools to discover affordable college option based on personalized estimates of financial aid, scholarships, academic match and acceptance odds at every 4-year college in the country. College Raptor is a wholly owned subsidiary of Citizens Bank.
More about College Raptor’s full methodology is outlined on their website.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, is in one of the fastest growing regions of the state and in the heart of the flourishing North Texas technology corridor. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, the College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 50 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of 1,290 students and an average class size of 15 allow for a personalized education for every student. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition.