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NC State Climbs on Best Value List

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By David Hunt

NC State moved up on a list of universities that offer the best value for the money, ranking in the top 10 among public schools for both in-state and out-of-state students. The annual list of best college values, published by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, identifies four-year schools that combine outstanding academic quality and affordability.

For in-state students, NC State jumped from 18th place last year to ninth on this year’s list. The university rose from ninth to seventh place for out-of-state students. Among all colleges — public and private — NC State moved up 10 spots this year to rank 66th overall out of 300 schools.

Kiplinger’s measures a variety of standards such as admission rate, graduation rate, freshman retention rate and student-faculty ratio. Cost criteria include abundant financial aid and low average debt at graduation.

This post was originally published in NC State News.