University Climbs to 34th in Kiplinger’s Best Value College Rankings
UT Dallas Earns Recognition in 2015 List for its High Graduation Rate, Low Student Debt, Financial Aid Programs
Kiplinger’s considers admission rate, the percentage of students who return for their sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate in its rankings. The average student-to-faculty ratio at UT Dallas is 22-to-1.
The University of Texas at Dallas has again been featured in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of 100 best values among public colleges for 2015. The ranking lists four-year schools that deliver outstanding academics at an affordable price.
Gaining five spots, the University rose to 34th on the 2015 list, up from 39th in 2014.
“It’s gratifying to be recognized again for offering both academic excellence and economic value to families of college students,” UT Dallas President David E. Daniel said. “This ranking indicates that a degree from UT Dallas continues to be a solid investment for our students, and that our faculty and staff are maintaining the standards necessary to ensure a quality experience for our students, even during a time of rapid growth.”
For the rankings, Kiplinger’s considers admission rate, the percentage of students who return for their sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. UT Dallas also was chosen for its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, a low sticker price and overall value.
“We salute this year’s top schools,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “Balancing top-quality education with affordable cost is a challenge for families in today’s economy, which is why Kiplinger’s rankings are such a valuable resource. The schools on the 2015 list offer students the best of both worlds.”
The annual public university and college rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2015 issue, which will be on newsstands Jan. 6. It is available online now at kiplinger.com/links/college.
Three other schools in Texas also made the 2015 list. The University of Texas at Austin ranked 14th, Texas A&M University was 25th, and Texas Tech University was 90th.
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