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Bentley Ranked Among the Top 30 Best Values in Private Universities by Kiplinger

March 11, 2007

Bentley College has been ranked among the top 30 Best Values in Private Universities in the Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine's rankings of the top 100 private universities and liberal arts colleges.

Bentley was ranked #28 among private universities (liberal arts colleges were ranked separately) and #7 in New England. The rankings measure academic quality and affordability, with quality accounting for two-thirds of the total.

Kiplinger gathered data on more than 1,000 institutions provided by Peterson's and added their own reporting. To determine each category, they used the Carnegie classification system, which organizes higher education institutions based on the highest level and number of degrees offered.


Kiplinger's complete rankings of the Best Values in Private Universities is in the April 2007 issue and online at



BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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