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Kettering College Ranked 16th in Nation and 1st in Ohio for being a “Value-Added Colleg


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KETTERING, Ohio, December 7, 2015 – Brookings Institution recently released a study that used earnings data to rank colleges: a value-added approach. Kettering College was listed 16th out of 1,666 four-year colleges that were ranked nation-wide and was the highest ranked college in the state of Ohio.
According to Brookings, value-added measures attempt to isolate the contribution of the college to student outcomes, as distinct from what one might predict based on student characteristics or the level of degree offered. It is not a measure of return on investment, but rather a way to compare colleges on a more equal footing, by adjusting for the relative advantages or disadvantages faced by diverse students pursuing different levels of study across different local economies.
“I am thrilled that Kettering College is providing such extraordinary value to its students and alumni,” says Kettering College President Nate Brandstater. “Families all over America are placing more importance on the impact a college degree will have on a graduate’s career prospects. This study shows that Kettering College does best what people value most.”
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and policy solutions. It’s mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations for policymakers and the public. Read the full Brookings Institution report at http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports2/2015/10/29-earnings-data-college-scorecard-rothwell.
Kettering College is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education. A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the hospital’s campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kettering College offers certificate programs, Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree, and an Occupational Therapy Doctoral degree.
Born out of Adventist faith and upholding Christ, Kettering College educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit. Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.

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