Milligan ranked among nation’s most affordable Christian colleges

Published 9:08 am Friday, August 8, 2014

“Affordable” is good.
It’s even better when that “affordable” means your cost is $6,500 below the national average for a total private-college education.
According to Christian Universities Online, that puts Milligan College 23rd among the top 50 most affordable Christian colleges and universities in the U.S.
It’s another recognition for the school, joining national rankings from U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly in lauding Milligan’s affordability and value.
“Milligan is more affordable than many people think,” said Lee Fierbaugh, Milligan’s vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “And the value of a Milligan education is remarkable when you look at the quality of education and student experience we provide.”
In addition to the total cost of a Milligan education being $6,500 below the national average for private colleges, Milligan students’ average federal loan debt at graduation is $4,000 below the national average of $27,000.
“Milligan offers millions of dollars in renewable scholarships and a variety of financial aid opportunities that make the total cost of a Milligan education attainable and in some cases comparable or less than you’d pay at a public university,” Fierbaugh said.
And the good news doesn’t stop there: Milligan’s retention and graduation rates are high, and the success continues after graduation with nearly 100 percent of Milligan graduates either employed or in graduate school within one year of earning their degree.
“Our students receive a top-rate education taught from a Christian perspective in a caring community,” Fierbaugh said. “It’s a great value, and we are pleased that our affordability is highlighted in this ranking of Christian colleges.”
The data used to build this ranking was sourced from the latest data put out by the National Center for Education Statistics. To learn more about the ranking, visit

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