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January 3, 2012

UMBC Named to "Kiplinger 100: Best Values in Public Colleges"

Elyse Ashburn
Director of Communications

UMBC has again made the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the 100 best values in public higher education. The list ranks four-year colleges and universities that “combine outstanding education with economic value.”

This marks the third year in a row UMBC has appeared among Kiplinger’s best values. On the 2012 list released today, UMBC ranks 84 for in-state students and 63 for out-of-state. Four other Maryland universities made the list, highlighting the state’s commitment to both affordability and excellence in public higher education.

Kiplinger’s assesses quality and affordability based on a number of factors, including retention and graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratios, sticker prices and average debt at graduation. The full methodology is available here. The complete rankings are online here or in the February 2012 edition of Kiplinger’s magazine.

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Posted by eashburn at January 3, 2012 9:57 AM