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2012 plan performance rankings Q2
Each quarter Savingforcollege.com analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst for one-year investment performance, three-year investment performance and five-year investment performance.
The top-performing 529 plans
In producing our rankings, we compared the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower the "percentile," the better the ranking. For more details on our methodology.
Here are our 529 performance rankings as of June 30, 2012.
We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers).
One-year performance ranking
|1||New York||New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan||23.29|
|2||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan||24.48|
|3||Florida||Florida College Investment Plan||27.10|
|4||Michigan||Michigan Education Savings Program||28.22|
|5||Vermont||Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan||30.21|
|6||Illinois||Bright Start College Savings Program -- Direct-sold Plan||30.45|
|7||Georgia||Path2College 529 Plan||31.05|
|8||Minnesota||Minnesota College Savings Plan||31.17|
|9||Iowa||College Savings Iowa||31.43|
|10||Kentucky||Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust||32.90|
See the full list of one-year direct-sold rankings.
Three-year performance ranking
|1||Alaska||T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan||23.87|
|2||Alaska||University of Alaska College Savings Plan||24.88|
|3||Nevada||USAA 529 College Savings Plan||25.11|
|4||New York||New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan||30.00|
|5||Michigan||Michigan Education Savings Program||30.25|
|6||Maryland||College Savings Plans of Maryland -- College Investment Plan||30.95|
|7||Virginia||Virginia Education Savings Trust (VEST)||36.78|
|9||Maine||NextGen College Investing Plan -- Client Direct Series||38.22|
|10||Minnesota||Minnesota College Savings Plan||38.60|
See the full list of three-year direct-sold rankings.
Five-year performance ranking
|1||Florida||Florida College Investment Plan||18.06|
|2||Utah||Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust||25.88|
|3||Nevada||USAA 529 College Savings Plan||29.97|
|4||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania 529 Investment Plan||30.30|
|5||New York||New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan||31.15|
|6||Michigan||Michigan Education Savings Program||31.33|
|7||Kansas||Schwab 529 College Savings Plan||33.02|
|8||Ohio||Ohio CollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan||33.79|
|9||Georgia||Path2College 529 Plan||34.80|
See the full list of five-year direct-sold rankings.