Crawfordsville, Greencastle, Hanover - Indiana has two higher education institutions that rank in the top 30 in the nation for an overall experience. Personal finance website WalletHub conducted a survey to determine what it calls the 2020 Best College Ranking.

As the online site explains, the term “college” is usually broadly to refer to post-secondary education in the U.S. In this case study, WalletHub is defining the schools as a “smaller institution” rather than a large university like Indiana University or Purdue University.

These colleges typically offer smaller class sizes and enrollment, smaller campuses, and lower faculty/studio ratios.

That more intimate setting is often preferable for some students.

Smaller, however, doesn’t necessarily equate with inferior, stressed the folks at WalletHub.

The personal finance site put DePauw University in Greencastle, with an enrollment of about 1,900, at No. 20. Wabash College in Crawfordsville, undergrad enrollment of about 880, at No. 27.

Hanover College in Hanover, enrollment about 1,100, comes in at No. 53. Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania is ranked first.

The website compared more than 100 such institutions across 33 key measures to determine where prospective students can expect to receive a top-notch education at the lowest price points. It looked at seven categories, such as student selectivity, cost & financing, and career outcomes. 

Click here to read their survey results.