UB Cracks Top 10 for Least Student Debt, According to U.S. News Rankings

Students who want to attend an exceptional public university that doesn’t burden them with overwhelming debt should consider the University at Buffalo, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine’s annual “Best Colleges” guide released today ranks UB among the top 10 universities nationwide for students graduating with the least debt. UB is No. 3 among public universities; it’s No. 9 among public and private universities.

UB ranked No. 19 among public and private universities in last year’s U.S. News rankings.

During a visit to UB last month, President Barack Obama applauded the university’s commitment to ensuring that students graduate with little or no debt. Specifically, Obama mentioned Finish in 4, a program in which UB pledges to provide incoming freshmen with the resources they need to graduate in four years.

The average amount of debt for UB students who incur debt is $17,449, and more than half of UB students graduate without debt, according to U.S. News. At national universities with the “most debt,” students graduate with average debt of $35,228 to $43,727, according to U.S. News, and as many as 98 percent of students graduate in debt.

The magazine also listed UB among the best universities in the country. UB is ranked No. 51 among the nation’s public universities and No. 109 among both private and public universities. With the ranking, UB again earns the distinction as one of the “Best National Universities” in the U.S., according to the magazine.

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