McDaniel College
McDaniel College in Westminster has been ranked as No. 92 on a list of “Best Value” colleges by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. (File Photo by Leslie Barbaro / October 28, 2011)

The rankings are available online at Kiplinger's website,and will be published in the magazine's December issue, which is actually circulated beginning Nov. 8.
McDaniel came in at No. 92 among liberal arts college's nationwide.
While the Westminster school was the only liberal arts college from Maryland on the list, three other universities from the state earned the "value" ranking: Johns Hopkins Universityin Baltimore (No. 25); Loyola University of Maryland in Baltimore (No. 55) and Hood College in Frederick (No. 82).

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The 200 colleges and universities on Kiplinger's list were assessed based on cost and financial aid, competitiveness, academic support, graduation rates, and student indebtedness.
According to Kiplinger, "This year's top 100 liberal arts colleges excel … providing the academic support that encourages learning and allows students to graduate on time.