Our Plan Is Recognized for Its Excellence

Strong Performance That Sets Us Apart

The T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan has been helping families save for college since 2001. Backed by a "Silver" rating from Morningstar and a top ten ranking by Savingforcollege.com, we're helping you invest in your family's future with confidence.

Highly Rated by Morningstar

In November 2023, the T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan received a "Silver" rating from Morningstar--a respected independent investment research firm.*


The plan continues to stand out as one of the most consistent, highly rated plans in the country with "an industry-leading multi-asset team with a robust research-driven process."

The T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan is "diligently constructed" and "benefits from the backing of T. Rowe Price's multi-asset team. The broader team has a discernible edge in the 529 space and continues to conduct research that keeps this plan not only competitive but also an industry leader."

Ranked in the Top Ten by Savingforcollege.com

Saving For College

The T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan was ranked #8 for 529 plan performance in the 1-year period, #6 in the 3-year period, #4 in the 5-year period, and #4 in the 10-year period as of 9/30/2023.


Savingforcollege.com conducts quarterly evaluations of the investment performance of thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the plans based on the results.1 According to Savingforcollege.com, the rankings are "…a helpful tool for families and financial professionals looking to compare college savings options."

Savingforcollege.com has been the leading independent authority on 529 savings plans since 1999. The site compiles and analyzes data and creates content and tools to provide parents, financial professionals, and state policymakers with resources to help them understand how to meet the challenge of ever-increasing education costs.

1Each quarter, Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios, comparing the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan to produce their rankings. As of 9/30/2023, the rankings for the T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan were: 8 out of 55, 6 out of 53, 4 out of 45, and 4 out of 35 for the 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods, respectively. 

Portfolios from direct-sold 529 plans are assigned to a specific asset allocation category. Within each category, portfolios are compared and ranked based on published investment returns. Separate rankings are produced for different performance periods (1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year investment periods). An overall (or "composite") performance score is calculated for each 529 plan for a given performance period based on the plan's performance rankings for each asset allocation category, taking into account the varying returns among the different asset allocation categories. To produce the composite ranking for a plan, the plan's composite performance score is compared with the composite performance scores of all other 529 plans.

Past performance cannot guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance results used for these rankings, resulting in different rankings that may be lower than those shown.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I move assets from another college savings account or an UGMA/UTMA account into a T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan account?


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