18 July 2023 HWS Named Among Money’s 2023 Best Colleges

Citing educational quality and outcomes, Money ranks the Colleges among the nation’s best.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are featured on Money magazines annual Best Colleges in America rankings for quality education, net cost and graduate outcomes.

As we prepare students to lead lives of consequence, this is a wonderful acknowledgement ofour commitment to academic excellence, experiential education and scholarship support,” says Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid Michael J. Quinn. “This accolade underscores the impact of our campus’ hard work and the vital relationships between faculty, staff and students.”

Intended to help students and families make informed decisions about college, Money’s Best Colleges list offers a practical analysis of more than 700 four-year colleges, scoring on 26 factors in three categories: quality of education, affordability and outcomes.

The quality of education category includes factors such as graduation rates, peer quality, instructor access and Pell Grant recipient outcomes. Affordability includes factors such as net price of a degree, net price paid by students in different income brackets, debt and ability to repay debt. Outcomes include measures of earnings 10 years after college entry, employment outcomes, value-added earnings and economic mobility index.

Read the full list of rankings and methodology.

This spring, The Princeton Review cited HWS in Best Value Colleges 2023. Earlier in the year, the Colleges were included in the “Professors Get High Marks” and “Green Matters” lists The Princeton Review’s Best 388 Colleges. The lists recognize HWS among only 25 schools nationally for having professors who “are interesting, and bring their material to life,” and for having students and administrators who care about the environment.