Kiplinger Says University Offers One of Nation's Best Values Among Public Colleges

Photo Submitted

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance is the latest to recognize the University of Arkansas for its strong combination of academics and value, ranking the university 65th on the publication’s top 100 ‘Best Values in Public Colleges’ list for 2012-2013. The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2013 issue and are also available online.

“The University of Arkansas is proud to be recognized as one of the best college values in the U.S.,” said Suzanne McCray, vice provost for enrollment management and dean of admissions. “It means that while our academic standards continue to increase, tuition remains affordable, providing increased access and reduced financial burden for our students.”

Kiplinger’s assesses academic quality according to several measurable standards including the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Financial criteria include low costs, abundant financial aid and low average debt at graduation.

Last year, the U of A ranked 44th on Forbes’ annual “Top 100 Best Buy Colleges,” climbing 22 spots in the rankings in three years. According to Forbes, the University of Arkansas provides a better overall value than most Southeastern Conference members and many other public institutions in the region. Forbes calculates the “Top 100 Best Buy Colleges” list by taking a school’s overall quality rank on Forbes’ list of “America’s Top Colleges” and dividing that number by the amount of the school’s tuition and additional fees.

The university was also recognized last year as one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys” as a part of the 22nd annual national college survey conducted by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc.

Contacts

John Diamond, associate vice chancellor
University Relations
479-575-5554, diamond@uark.edu

Mark Rushing, assistant vice chancellor
University Relations
479-575-5555, markr@uark.edu


Editor-selected comments will be published below. No abusive material, personal attacks, profanity, spam or material of a similar nature will be considered for publication.

comments powered by Disqus

Headlines

Arkansas Teacher Corps Honors Graduates, Welcomes New Fellows

The Arkansas Teacher Corps honored Fellows who completed their three-year teaching commitments in high-need schools in Arkansas at a celebration May 20 in Little Rock.

Assistant Professor Invited to Attend NIH Workshop on Branched-Chain Amino Acid Metabolism

Jamie I. Baum, an assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Food Science, will join key scientists at a workshop identifying research opportunities and gaps.

U of A Ranked Among 'Best for Vets' Schools by Military Times

Military-friendly campus culture, academic quality and outcomes for veterans are key values in selecting the top 130 four-year institutions.

National Development Organization Names Dan Hendrix as New Board Member

The State International Development Organizations has named Dan Hendrix, president and chief executive officer of the World Trade Center Arkansas as a new member of their leadership board.

College of Education and Health Professions Chooses New Administrators

The College of Education and Health Professions will have several new faces in administrative positions at the University of Arkansas, Dean Michael Miller announced.

Newswire Daily