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Moravian College Named a Best Value by Educate to Career

Bethlehem, Pa., July 17, 2014—Moravian College was recently ranked in the top 20% of colleges and universities nationwide in Educate To Career’s index of Best Value Colleges for 2014. Moravian College was ranked 234 out of 1,222 institutions nationwide and highest among Lehigh Valley Colleges.

Educate to Careers is a California -based nonprofit organization, founded in 2013, to provides outcome-focused tools that enable high school students and their parents to make informed, objective college and career planning decisions.

According to the ETC, the Index analyzes the quality of students when they enter a given college, the total costs related to attending the college, and the outcomes of the students when they enter the labor market. The rankings results are determined by which schools did the best job of improving the earnings and attainment of quality employment of their students.

The universe of the data The ETC College Rankings Index is comprised of 4 year colleges, with annual enrollments greater than 1,000 students. The Index analyzes data for over 1,200 colleges, representing 94% of all students enrolled in 4 year colleges. For FAQ and information regarding data and methodology click here.

“The ETC ranking is consistent with other reports that have demonstrated Moravian’s value and high return on investment,” said Michael Wilson, director of public relations and marketing. “Last year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine included Moravian College on its list of the country’s best values in private colleges, ranking Moravian 89 among liberal arts colleges nationwide. Moravian was also ranked among the top Pennsylvania colleges and universities for greatest lifetime return on investment (ROI) by affordablecolleges.com. Another survey published in Bloomberg BusinessWeek placed Moravian College in the top quarter of more than 1,200 schools for providing the highest return on investment.”

Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, that is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, Moravian is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college and the first to educate women. The College emphasizes the deliberate integration of a broad-based liberal arts curriculum with hands-on learning experiences to prepare its 1,600 students, not just for jobs, but for successful careers. Moravian College excels at transforming good students into highly competent graduates who are ready to enter the workplace with confidence or shine in graduate school. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.