The University at Buffalo’s standing among colleges that provide a quality education at an affordable price continues to climb, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
UB ranks 33rd in the magazine’s 2013 list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. UB ranked 38th last year, 46th in 2011 and 70th in 2010.
“Just as we are committed to building a first-class public research institution, the University at Buffalo is also committed to providing a high-quality and affordable education to its students,” Provost Charles Zukoski said. “We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts as we continue to make UB one of the nation’s great public institutions of higher learning.”
Kiplinger’s started with a pool of nearly 600 public four-year schools. It ranks institutions based on SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, graduation rates, as well as financial aid and student debt upon graduation. Measures of academic quality carry more weight than measures of affordability.
UB’s score improved “thanks to its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, a low sticker price and overall great value,” according to Kiplinger’s. More information — as well as sortable school rankings and other interactive features — will be available on newsstands in Kiplinger’s February 2013 issue and online at www.kiplinger.com/links/college.