Kiplinger’s Rates UConn as One of 100 ‘Best Value’ Schools

UConn is ranked among public universities that offer 'stellar education and an affordable price.'



Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has announced its list of the 100 public colleges and universities that offer the best value for a top-notch education, with the University of Connecticut coming in at number 32.

“Despite rising tuition costs, there are still many first-rate institutions providing outstanding academics at an affordable price,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s. “Schools like these on the Kiplinger 100 list prove graduates can enter the workforce with a great education – and without a huge cloud of debt.”

The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2011 issue – on newsstands now – and online.

The magazine says that web visitors will find special interactive features, including a reader’s choice poll, a slideshow of the top 10 schools, and data that can be sorted by criteria such as state, tuition cost, average debt, student/faculty ratio, and admission rate. It notes that “Parents and college-bound students can dive into dozens of quality and affordability measures for each of the 100 schools on the list.”

Selected from a pool of more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities, schools in the Kiplinger 100 were ranked according to academic quality, including admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four- and six-year graduation rates, as well as on cost and financial aid, according to a Kiplinger’s news release.

A new UConn webpage details some of the reasons why the University is a great value.