U of M Twin Cities named a Best Value Public College by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
U of M Morris also named
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/04/2013) —The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities has again been selected in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the 100 best value public colleges for 2012-13.
"Over the past decade, enhancements in undergraduate education at the U of M have created a world-class experience," said Robert McMaster, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education. "We are providing our students with an exceptional college experience at one of the nation’s top research universities at a great value and we’re proud to report record high first year retention and student satisfaction rates."
Kiplinger’s features four-year colleges and universities that deliver a quality education at an affordable price. The University’s commitment to academic excellence, financial aid availability and the overall value of an education at the U of M’s Twin Cities campus again merited inclusion on this year’s Best Values list.
The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2013 issue, on newsstands January 1, 2013. The rankings and additional information are available online.
The U of M Twin Cities, the U of M Morris and the other institutions on the Best Values list were selected from a pool of nearly 600 public four-year colleges and universities. Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to a number of measurable standards, including percentage of returning students, student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. UMTC has appeared on the list multiple times—a testament to the University’s commitment to provide students with a world-class education at a great value.