Gordon in the News: last updated 02/15/2008

Gordon Recognized for Low Student Loan Default Rates Indicating High Job Placement After Graduation

May 1, 2007

Ashley Hopkins
Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA-Gordon College was recently included in a Boston Business Journal article as having the second-lowest loan-default rate of all colleges and universities in Massachusetts, of which there are over 100. Low loan-default rates suggest that students are securing jobs upon graduation and are able to begin their loan payments immediately.

The article, "Gibbs students lead Mass. Schools in loan defaults," presented the five schools that have the highest rates, as well as the five lowest for 2002, 2003 and 2004. Gordon joins Tufts University, MIT, Harvard University and Smith College as the five schools in Massachusetts with the lowest loan-default rates. At 0.4%, Gordon has the second lowest loan-default rate just behind TuftsUniversity with 0.3%.

"This recent report is quite a compliment to our faculty and staff," says Silvio Vazquez, vice president for enrollment at Gordon College. "These numbers clearly reflect the high-level curriculum at Gordon and the high ethical standards of our staff and students."

In 2006 Gordon was included in the ninth edition of Barron's Best Buys in College Education and also in the 2006 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report-listed among the 160 best liberal arts colleges nation-wide. Gordon was the only nationally ranked Christian liberal arts college in New England and one of only seven Christian colleges in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) ranked nationwide.

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Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.