Goshen College Rankings


The annual college rankings are out, and Goshen College continues to move forward among the best U.S. colleges on many lists, including Kiplinger’s, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly and Forbes. Goshen College also received special praise from several independent rankings, including a nod as #3 “Best Christian College,” #4 “Best Nationwide College for Your Money” and #3 “Best College Farm.”

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Top 100 best values among all liberal arts colleges
#4 among Indiana liberal arts colleges
#85 among liberal arts colleges
Top 5% of all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States for best value. 


U.S. News & World Report

#6 “Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest”
#6 “Best Study Abroad Programs” nationally
#7 “Great Schools, Great Prices”  among regional colleges in the Midwest
#8 Most international students (tied)
#12 Campus ethnic diversity (tied)

Regional colleges are defined as colleges which focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Read the U.S. News and World Report ranking methodology.


Washington Monthly

wm-2016-best-colleges-bacc#2 Top 100 National Baccalaureate Colleges” (1st in Indiana)
#2 percentage of graduates who go on to earn a doctoral degree
#3 Peace Corps rank
#2 research rank

#4 graduation rank

#43 “best bang for the buck” among Midwest schools 

*Goshen College also earned high marks for its graduation rate, graduate performance and loan repayment rates.

With very different criteria than other well-known college rankings, Washington Monthly highlights colleges whose students, faculty and alumni provide “contributions to public good.” Read the Washington Monthly ranking methodology.



#338 (of 650 institutions) “Top Colleges” (Top 8% of all U.S. colleges and universities) 
#73 in the Midwest
#126 in Liberal Arts Universities
#232 in Private Colleges
Forbes Financial Grade: A-

According to Forbes and CCAP, America’s Best College rankings are focused on measuring how well colleges meet student needs.


College Factual

Best College for the Money

Top 50 Most Affordable Private Colleges, and “Best Colleges for Your Money” list – TIME Money
#4 “Best Colleges for the Money in Indiana” – College Factual
#10  Lowest Student Loan Debt at Graduation in Indiana – LendEDU
#7Top 10 Colleges & Universities in Indiana” – WalletHub
#8  “Great Affordable Private Colleges in the Midwest,” – Great Value Colleges
etc-rankings-best-value#15 “Best Colleges for the Money in Great Lakes Region” – College Factual
#24 “Affordable Bible & Christian Colleges” – Affordable Colleges
#83 “Best Nationwide Colleges for the Money” (Top 10%) – College Factual
“Best Value Top College”  – Education To Career
“Top 250 Colleges Offering the Most Undergraduate Financial Aid for International Students” – The Student Loan Report


Best Study Abroad Program

#4  “Best Study Abroad Program” – bestcollegereviews.org
#5 Top Ten Most Globally Minded Colleges” – Christian Science Monitor

#10 “Best Study Abroad Programs” – moneyjojo.com

20 Best Places to Study Abroad” – WorldScholarshipForum.com

Top 50 colleges for Study Abroad Programs” – LendEDU
GC was also ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report for Most Students Studying Abroad


Best College & Programs

Goshen College is among the fewer than 300 colleges named to the Colleges of Distinction list for 2015-16. The college is one of only eight Indiana colleges to be named to the list, and is among 59 Christian colleges listed. Learn more.
#1 College for Social Work Majors in Indiana – Zippia.com
#2 “Best Indiana Nurse Practitioner Program” – Nurse Journal
#4 “Best Colleges in Indiana” – BestColleges.com
#5 “Top 10 Up and Coming Nursing Schools in the North for 2016” – Best Master of Science in Nursing Programs
#7 “Best Online Colleges in Indiana” – BestColleges.com
#85 “America’s Best Colleges” –  Women’s Choice Award,
#3 in Indiana – Women’s Choice Award
#384 “610 Smartest Colleges in America” – Business Insider
#4 among “30 Best Universities in Indiana” – Buccaneer.com
#8 among “Best Colleges in Indiana” – CollegeConsensus.com
#11 among “24 Best Colleges in Indiana” – CollegeChoice.net
#20 among “Best Nurse Practitioner Programs” – AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org
#21 among “Top 30 Bachelor Degrees in Secondary Education Degrees” – BestEducationDegrees.com
#23 Niche Standout College in America – niche.com
#23 among “Best Performing Arts Schools and Degrees” – AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org
#48 among “Best Registered Nurse Program” – AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org


Best Christian College

#3 “Top 30 Christian Universities in the U.S.” – OutstandingColleges.com
#7 among “Top 100 Christian Colleges & Universities” – CollegeChoice.net
#8 “Top 50 Best Christian Colleges” – Theology Degrees
#24 “Affordable Bible & Christian Colleges” – Affordable Colleges


Going Green

getimageGoshen College is listed on the Princeton Review’s list of Green Colleges
#3 “40 Best College Farms” – CollegeRanker.com 
#7 “Top 25 College Farms” – Shoutabout.org
#16 “America’s Best College Farms” – Porknetwork.com
#26 “Top 30 Sustainable College Run Farms” – College Values Online

GC earned a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report, which recognizes colleges and universities for their commitment to sustainable practices on campus and is one of the tools used in the Sierra Magazine rankings. The college is one of only seven colleges and universities in Indiana to have earned a STARS silver or gold rating.


Safest College

#36 “50 Safest Small Colleges” – CollegeChoice.net.
#47 on their “2016 Safest College Campuses” – Niche
#3 among Indiana colleges – Backgroundchecks.org



White House College Scorecard

Goshen College earned a very respectable position on the White House’s College Scorecard, a new feature from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center that appraises institutions based on cost, graduation rate, loan default rate and median borrowing.



Updated 9/17