Elmhurst College has racked up another distinction. Forbes magazine recently placed the college ninth among the top 10 schools in Illinois in its annual ranking of the country’s best values in education.

Elmhurst also placed in the top 13 percent of colleges and universities nationwide in the rankings titled “America’s Best Value Colleges 2017: 300 Schools Worth the Investment.”

The list examines which colleges give students the most return for their money and which ones deliver a significant return on investment. Out of 2,360 colleges and universities in the U.S., only 300 were ranked as a “Best Value College.”

To determine the rankings, Forbes examined data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and PayScale, a worldwide salary database. Rankings were based primarily on school quality, alumni mid-career earnings, student debt, and on-time graduation rates, as well as dropout risk rates and enrollment figures for Pell Grant recipients.

Elmhurst was one of only 11 colleges and universities from Illinois to make the list. Others included the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago (both Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses), Loyola University, Illinois Wesleyan University, DePaul University, Bradley University, Wheaton College, and Illinois State University.

For Elmhurst residents, the college offers rich and assorted opportunities, including a variety of concerts, lectures by world-renowned speakers, and a beautiful campus arboretum. To learn more about how this college campus enriches our city, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com.