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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

'Kiplinger's' Again Ranks SU Among 100 Best Values

KiplingersSALISBURY, MD---For the sixth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named Salisbury University one of its Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.”

SU and the other campuses on the 2014 list “deliver academic quality and affordability,” the magazine said. Academics carry more weight in the formula Kiplinger’s uses.

Each institution is ranked based on several factors, including in-state and out-of-state costs. SU is No. 63 for in-state, up from No. 72 in 2013. For out-of-state students, SU is ranked No. 44. More than 600 traditional four-year institutions nationwide are surveyed.

Salisbury was selected for its “high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, low sticker price, and overall great value,” according to Kiplinger’s.

“This ranking confirms what we at SU already know, that our highly-regarded faculty and staff provide an excellent educational experience for our students,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “SU’s reputation for academic excellence is known, and we are proud that Kiplinger’s once again has recognized Salisbury for our commitment to providing education at a reasonable price for students in Maryland and beyond.”

The magazine based its rankings on several factors including admission and graduation rates, SAT scores, student-faculty ratios and student indebtedness.

SU is the second-highest-ranked University System of Maryland campus, after the University of Maryland, College Park. Others on the list are the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Towson University. Leading the best values is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by the universities of Virginia and Florida.

Also for the 15th consecutive year, SU is ranked one of The 378 Best Colleges by The Princeton Review. For the 17th consecutive year, SU was named one of U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges."

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

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