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2014 plan performance rankings Q4

Posted: 2015-02-18

2014 plan performance rankings Q4

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, five-year investment performance and ten-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, please view our methodology.

Here are our 529 performance rankings as of December 31, 2014.

We ranked plans that consumers can enroll in directly (see below), as well as those sold through brokers and fee-based financial planners).

One-year performance ranking

Rank State Plan Percentile
1 Tennessee TNStars College Savings 529 Program 18.80 Plan Details
2 New York New York's 529 College Savings Program -- Direct Plan 22.60 Enroll Now
3 Michigan Michigan Education Savings Program 23.12 Enroll Now
4 Louisiana START Saving Program 25.18 Plan Details
5 Colorado Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan 26.95 Enroll Now
6 District of Columbia DC 529 College Savings Program (Direct-sold) 27.43 Plan Details
7 Vermont Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan 28.59 Plan Details
8 California The ScholarShare College Savings Plan 30.75 Enroll Now
9 Missouri MOST - Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan (Direct-sold) 30.94 Enroll Now
10 Iowa College Savings Iowa 31.11 Plan Details

See the full list of one-year direct-sold rankings.

Click "Next Page" below to see 3 year rankings.