SALISBURY — For the fourth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named Salisbury University one of its Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.”
Featured in the February edition, SU and the other campuses listed “deliver quality education at an affordable price,” according to the publication. Each institution is ranked based on several factors, including in-state and out-of-state costs. SU is number 71. More than 500 traditional four-year institutions nationwide are surveyed.
“Salisbury University is committed not only to academic excellence, but to providing that excellence at a reasonable price for students in Maryland and beyond,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “This latest ranking again confirms that our outstanding faculty and staff provide a top-notch education for our students without breaking the bank.”
The magazine based its rankings on several factors including admission rates, freshmen retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four- and six-year graduation rates.
SU is the second-highest-ranked University System of Maryland campus, after the University of Maryland, College Park. Others on the list are Towson University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Leading the best values is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by the universities of Florida and Virginia.