NC State Climbs on Best Value List
NC State is among the top 10 best values in public higher education for both in-state and out-of-state students, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The annual ranking measures both academic quality and affordability.
January 3, 2018 Staff
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.