SC college notes, Feb 23

February 23, 2014 

Kiplinger names Wofford to best value list

Wofford College has made another best-value list among private colleges.

According to a news release, Wofford is eighth on Kiplinger magazine’s top 10 best values in private colleges under $20,000, based on net price after need- and merit-based aid to students.

The 10 institutions are listed among Kiplinger’s annual rankings of the best private-college values; Wofford ranks 32nd on the magazine’s list of national liberal arts colleges.

Among the diverse group of institutions on the top 10 list are 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, the release states.

Wofford’s annual cost of $45,795 — including tuition, fees, room, board and books — becomes an average net cost of $16,880 after the average need-based aid of $28,915, school officials say.

“Founded in 1854, the pre-Civil War college (Wofford) provides generous need-based financial aid, dropping the sticker price by nearly two-thirds on average,” according to Kiplinger. “Merit aid averaging $14,769 helps students who do not qualify for need-based aid.”

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked Wofford No. 32 among 100 liberal arts colleges nationwide last fall.

Furman University, the only other South Carolina school on that list, ranked No. 79.

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Former senator speaking at S.C. State luncheon

Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun will speak at S.C. State University Friday as part of the First Lady’s Scholarship Luncheon.

Moseley Braun is the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate, representing Illinois from 1993-99. Following her term, she was appointed ambassador to New Zealand by President Bill Clinton.

The luncheon will be at noon in the K.W. Green Student Center Bulldog Lounge. It is part of a series of events recognizing the inauguration of the university’s 11th president Thomas J. Elzey.

Compiled by Rebekah Friedman

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