Colorado College received a four-star rating, the highest rating available, from Charity Navigator, a national organization that helps people make informed decisions about charitable giving.

Nonprofit organizations are rated on their financial health as measured by program and administrative costs, fundraising expenses and efficiency, revenue, and similar indicators. Charity Navigator recently added a nonprofit’s accountability and transparency practices to the assessment.

“This is an important and timely endorsement by Charity Navigator,” said Steve Elder, vice president for advancement. “A recent CC alumni survey indicates that the three most important reasons our alumni support non-profits are ‘the organization’s effective use of donations, its impact on society, and its overall reputation.’ This report speaks directly to those indicators for CC. Student surveys indicate that many of them don’t even know that CC is a non-profit organization!”