November 20, 2020 - 10:41 am - Posted in News

Orange City, Iowa — Northwestern College is among the top ranking schools in College Factual’s 2021 “Best Colleges for the Money ” nationwide.

The ranking highlights schools that offer a high-quality education at a reasonable price for students. Northwestern is among the nation’s top 5% of schools for overall value ranking 48th in best value out of 1,472 colleges analyzed. According to the report, many different qualifications were looked over to determine where the different schools placed in the ranking. colleges’ quality, their total expenses, the average amount of financial aid awarded to students, and the time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree are all different things looked at to determine placement.

Tamara Fynaardt, Northwestern’s vice president for enrollment and marketing, had this to say on the accomplishment.

(as said) “Rankings like this affirm what we’re trying to deliver, affirm that what we’re delivering is standout education for reasonable cost. we put a lot of effort into making sure that what students get, that they get value for their money.” Fynarrdt explains.

She continues by saying it’s nice that Northwestern’s hard work to be affordable is recognized.

(as said) “We work hard to be affordable, and it’s very nice when external organizations recognize that we are working hard to be affordable to really deliver that value.” 

For more information and a complete look at College Factual’s study, visit

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