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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

'Forbes' Ranks SU Among Nation's Best Values

Guerrieri Academic CommonsSALISBURY, MD---Forbes magazine has named Salisbury University among “America’s Best Value Colleges.”

SU is one of “300 schools worth the investment,” according to the publication. The University has been named among “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes for the past three years.

 “Being named among the top 300 of approximately 1,500 colleges and universities nationwide speaks highly not only of the value of a Salisbury education, but of the quality, as well,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. “Our faculty, students and staff work hard to maintain the high standards for which SU has become known while keeping that education affordable. This new ranking is a testament to their success.”

Selection for the Forbes list was based on quality (as judged by Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” rankings), student debt, on-time graduation rates, dropout risk and number of Pell Grant recipients.

“The question we begin with is not, ‘What’s the ‘best’ school?’ but whether a college will deliver a meaningful return on investment,” said Caroline Howard, Forbes reporter for education, enterprising women and special projects.

“A Google search of ‘Is college worth it?’ yields nearly 300 million hits,” she added. “A college degree is still a near-universal aspiration.”

Other institutions on the list included Harvard, Yale, Vanderbilt, Brown, Duke and Stanford universities, as well as the universities of Michigan, Delaware and Virginia.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

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