Kiplinger’s again rates Salisbury University a ‘Best Value’

For the ninth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.”

SU and the other campuses on the 2016 list “combine outstanding academics with affordable cost,” Kiplinger’s said. Quality carries the most weight in its formula.

Among public colleges, SU is No. 92 based on in-state costs and No. 70 for out-of-state costs. SU also ranked No. 222 on the full list of 300 campuses spotlighted; that list includes private universities and liberal arts colleges, as well. Some 1,200 four-year institutions nationwide were considered.

“SU’s continued appearance on this list and in other rankings speaks highly of the educational excellence our faculty and staff provide for our students,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. “We are proud that Kiplinger’s once again has recognized the University’s strong academic record and commitment to providing a great economic value.”

In addition to cost, institutions are ranked on factors, including admission, retention and graduation rates, student-faculty ratios, and student indebtedness.

SU is one of only four University System of Maryland campuses included. The others are the University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Towson University. Leading the best values is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2016 issue.

This fall, SU also was applauded as one of the nation’s best values in public education by The Economist, Washington Monthly, Forbes and Money magazines. SU is consistently one of The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities in the North.

For nine decades, the Kiplinger organization has led personal finance and business forecasting. Founded in 1947, Kiplinger’s is the nation’s oldest personal finance magazine.

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