Morningstar upgraded its ratings on nine 529 college savings plans in its annual rankings released last Tuesday.
Morningstar pointed out that 529 plans are getting better: Fund managers are cutting costs, improving investment lineups and adopting glide paths that increase a plan's fixed-income holdings as students near their college years.
For example, its upgrades include California's ScholarShare College Savings Plan, which adopted a progressive glide path. In response, Morningstar boosted the plan's rating from Silver to Gold.
Click through to see all nine 529 plans that were upgraded in <a href=" https://www.morningstar.com/articles/950079/rating-the-top-529-college-savings-plans"target="_blank"> Morningstar's 2019 ranking.</a>