Grand Valley State University is one of the nation's 14 most improved high-value public colleges according to Money magazine.

Money magazine analyzed data from a new study conducted by the Education Trust, a think tank in Washington, D.C., that found most colleges have raised graduation rates during the past decade.

The colleges were ranked based on a combination of educational quality, affordability and the financial success of graduates.

All 14 colleges currently have above-average graduation rates, raised their graduation rates for all students by at least 10 percent since 2003 and reduced the achievement gap disparities among races over that time.