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Rhodes Makes Money’s Best Colleges In America 2024

(Memphis, Tenn.) – Rhodes is one of the “Best Colleges in America 2024,” according to Money, and has received four out of five stars based on the company’s unique star system. Colleges were scored in three areas:  quality, affordability, and future earning potential.

Money, which was founded in 1972 as a print magazine and has expanded into a personal finance digital platform, partnered with online personal finance company SoFi to release the list highlighting the country’s top 745 out of an initial 2,400 four-year public and private nonprofit colleges.

“We hope students and parents use our list to discover new colleges that may be worth their attention, and perhaps more importantly, we want our analysis to encourage readers to think critically about what they’re paying for college and what sort of outcomes they can expect in return,” said Kaitlin Mulhere, education editor at Money.

The Rhodes experience combines rigorous academics, individualized mentoring by teacher-scholars, and opportunities through service, research, and work in Memphis and far beyond. Alumni consistently report long-term benefits, lifelong employability, and career advancement because of their education.

Also recently, Rhodes was recognized among Architectural Digest’s “64 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America.”


Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a nationally ranked liberal arts and sciences college in Memphis, Tenn., and one of the few liberal arts colleges located in an urban setting. Its students have myriad ways to immerse themselves in a major metropolitan area through service and internship opportunities in addition to exploring the world through study abroad. The rigorous classroom experience integrates faculty-mentored student research and fellowships.