Kiplinger's: UVM Again a Best Value Public
- By University Communications
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has again ranked UVM among the top best-value public colleges in the country.
To compile its best-value list, Kiplinger’s first ranked schools based on measures of academic quality. It then factored in cost and financial aid measures. Quality criteria account for 55 percent of total points and cost criteria account for 45 percent.
Kiplinger’s draws its list of best-value schools from a field of nearly 1,200 higher education institutions in the U.S. UVM was tied for 14th among all publics on the Kiplinger’s list for its four-year graduation rate. On the overall list, the university ranked 58th for in-state and 94th for out-of-state students among public colleges, respectively.
The fact that the university was again ranked high in value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance is an affirmation of UVM’s core strengths, said Stacey Kostell, vice president for enrollment management.
“Students are attracted to the University of Vermont because we provide a high quality academic experience,” she said. “Families also know that we work hard to keep tuition increases as low as possible and to offset them with annual increases in scholarships and financial aid.”
The University of Vermont was also ranked a top 50 public university by U.S. News & World Report.