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Thomas More Ranks No. 1 for Long-Term Gain Among Kentucky Colleges

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2019) — A report released from Georgetown University last month unveiled that Thomas More University has the highest long-term gain – at more than $1 million – among four-year institutions in Kentucky that primarily grant bachelor’s degrees. 

The report, “First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges,” attempted to answer the persistent question among students: Is college worth the cost? The research was conducted at Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce as an effort to provide information about factors ranking college according to return on investment, while using new data from the US Department of Education’s College Scorecard, and focuses on the net present value of college. The research was used to rank more than 4,500 colleges nationwide based on short- and long-term net economic gains. Overall, the report outlined that private nonprofit colleges have the highest long-term value.

Thomas More ranked highest among 28 public and private Kentucky colleges and universities in four benchmarks – at 15, 20, 30, and 40 years after enrollment. The University ranked in the top 15 among 143 Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana public and private colleges and universities in four benchmarks – at 15, 20, 30, and 40 years after enrollment.

“I’m proud of the work we do here,” said President Chillo. “As students, teachers, scholars, and mentors, each person at the University demonstrates incredible dedication to quality, personalized, intentional education practices. Reports such as these further prove that the education and experience we provide is worthy of investment because of the impressive return that it provides to our students and our alumni.”

For the full report, visit here.

Thomas More University provides students with something much more than job training. Graduates are prepared for any career. But they leave prepared for much more. They are exposed to the very best thought, literature, art, and music. They learn to harness the power of human reason to solve problems and discover truth. Most importantly, they have the chance to begin to become the person they were created to be. This is the power of the liberal arts in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at Thomas More University. Our students come here looking for more. And that’s exactly what we offer. Here our students take that opportunity and…Make It More. Learn more at thomasmore.edu.


MEDIA CONTACT: Rebecca Stratton, director of communications and PR, strattr@thomasmore.edu, 859.344.3309