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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

'Kiplinger's' Names SU Among Nation's 'Best Values'

SALISBURY, MD---For the fourth 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 2012 edition, SU and the other campuses listed “deliver quality education at an affordable price,” the magazine said. Academic quality carries 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. 71. More than 500 traditional four-year institutions nationwide are surveyed.

“Salisbury University is committed not only to academic excellence, but to providing that excellence at a reasonable price for students in Maryland and beyond,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “This latest ranking again confirms that our outstanding faculty and staff provide a top-notch education for our students — without breaking the bank.”

The magazine based its rankings on several factors including admission rates, freshmen retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four- and six-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 Towson University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Leading the best values is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by the universities of Florida and Virginia.

Also for the 13th consecutive year, SU is ranked one of The 376 Best Colleges by The Princeton Review. For the 15th consecutive year, SU was named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Universities in the North, one of the highest-placing public master’s-level universities in Maryland.

For nine decades, the Kiplinger organization has led the way in personal finance and business forecasting. Founded in 1923, Kiplinger’s is the nation’s oldest personal finance magazine, founded in 1947.

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

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