Salisbury University Named “Best Value”

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.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.