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Rating the Top 529 College Savings Plans

These best-in-class plans offer a combination of attractive features.

Editor’s note: We have published new research and enhanced our methodology. Read our evaluation of the top 529 college savings plan of 2020.

Morningstar Analyst Ratings for college savings plans are back in session. Each year, we rate plans across five key pillars: Process, People, Parent, Price, and Performance. In October 2019, Morningstar assigned analyst ratings to 62 plans, which represent more than 97% of assets invested in 529 plans. Our analysts upgraded nine plans and downgraded eight.