Kiplinger: UVM a "Best Value in Public Colleges"
- By Megan Morley Thomas
In its annual ratings, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has again ranked UVM among the top 100 best value public colleges in the country. Kiplinger Personal Finance has ranked UVM 63rd and 67th for in-state and out-of-state students, respectively. The magazine assessed a total of 600 public colleges and universities to determine this year's top 100 for value.
To compile the list, Kiplinger’s initially sorts schools on quality measures, such as admissions rate, the test scores of incoming first-year students and four- and six-year graduation rates. It then adds cost data, including tuition, fees, room-and-board and financial aid, and re-ranks the schools.
“It is this combination of academic quality and affordability … that determines which schools make our list for best value,” the magazine writes.