SU wins Kiplinger’s recognition for the seventh consecutive year

For the seventh consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” The magazine also again named SU among its “24 Best College Values Under $30,000 a year.”

SU and the other campuses on the 2015 list “combine outstanding academics with affordable cost,” Kiplinger’s said. Quality carries the most weight in its formula.

Among public colleges, SU is No. 84 based on in-state costs and No. 58 for out-of-state costs. SU also ranked No. 199 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.

“We are proud that Kiplinger’s once again has praised Salisbury University for its strong academic record and great economic value,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “The University’s continued appearance on this list is a testament to the excellence educational experience our faculty and staff provide for students from Maryland and beyond.”

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

“Balancing top-quality education with affordable cost is a challenge for families in today’s economy,” said Janet Bodnar, Kiplinger’s editor. “The schools on the 2015 list offer students the best of both worlds.”

SU is one of only three University System of Maryland campuses included. The others are the University of Maryland, College Park, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Leading the best values is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2015 issue.

This fall, SU also was applauded as one of the nation’s best values in public education by Washington Monthly, Forbes and Money magazines. SU is consistently one of 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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