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Thursday, December 20, 2012

'Kiplingers' Names SU Among 100 Best Values for Fifth Year

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

Featured in the February 2013 edition, SU and the other campuses listed “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. 72. More than 600 traditional four-year institutions nationwide are surveyed.

“I am so pleased by this latest ranking, which again confirms 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. “Salisbury University has a national reputation for academic excellence and is committed to providing education at a reasonable price for students in Maryland and beyond.”

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

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 14th consecutive year, SU is ranked one of The 377 Best Colleges by The Princeton Review. For the 16th consecutive year, SU was named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Regional Universities in the North. U.S. News also recently named SU among the Regional Universities in the North that operate most efficiently.

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.

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

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