SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is fifth among the top 10 “best value” liberal arts colleges in the Southeast/Mid-South region, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, which this week released its list of “30 Best College Values” in the region. Wofford is the only South Carolina institution among the 30 named.

The ranking is part of Kiplinger’s new “College Finder” tool, which complements the magazine’s annual “Best Values in Public Colleges” and “Best Values in Private Colleges” lists, “and also reveals the best college values in each region, best values among different-sized campuses, and best values under $30,000 a year,” the magazine writes.

The 30 “best college values” are ranked in three groups of 10 for public colleges, private universities and liberal arts colleges. Wofford is fifth among the liberal arts institutions.

Others among the liberal arts colleges ranked are Washington and Lee University, Davidson College, Center College and the University of Richmond.

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Recently, Kiplinger’s ranked Wofford eighth among the top 10 “best values in private colleges under $20,000,” based on net price after need- and merit-based aid to students. Among the diverse group of institutions on the top 10 list were Harvard University, Yale University, Amherst College and Brigham Young University. In the top spot is Berea College in Kentucky, which provides each admitted student a full four-year tuition scholarship.