The Kettering University bell tower with the Learning Commons in the background.

Kettering University earns four out of five stars in Money magazine’s 2023 list of the best 736 colleges for quality and affordability in America. The magazine evaluated colleges based on “26 data points, including graduation rates, cost of attendance and alumni salaries.”

This year, Money awarded schools one through five stars instead of placing them on a ranked list “to help students find a campus where they can get on a great career path without crippling debt,” the magazine explained.

Kettering joins 13 other Michigan colleges and universities on the list earning four stars or more. 

Kettering was among more than 2,400 four-year public and private nonprofit colleges that Money evaluated. To make the final list of 736, according to Money, schools had to:

  • Have at least 500 undergraduate students.
  • Have sufficient, reliable data to be analyzed.
  • Not be in financial distress.
  • Have a graduation rate at or above the median for its institutional category (public, private or historically black college or university), or have a high “value-added” graduation rate (in other words: score in the top 25% of graduation rates after accounting for the student body).

The Money honor is one of a series of recent accolades Kettering has achieved. 

The Princeton Review® named Kettering one of the nation’s top 50 schools to attend for entrepreneurial studies.