UVM ranked among best-value public collegesFebruary 19,2013The University of Vermont (UVM) has again been ranked among the top 100 best-value public colleges in the U.S. by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
UVM ranked 63rd for in-state students and 67th for out-of-state students in the publication's annual ratings. The magazine narrows its list from a field of nearly 600 public colleges and universities.
To compile the list, Kiplinger's initially sorts schools on quality measures, such as admissions rate, test scores of incoming first-year students, and four- and six-year graduation rates. It then adds cost data, including tuition, fees, room-and-board and financial aid, and re-ranks the schools.
In addition to its overall rank, UVM came in 25th for its four-year graduation rate of 58 percent.
Two years ago, Kiplinger's ranked UVM 73rd for in-state and 85th for out-of-state students, respectively. Last year, UVM ranked 59th and 77th respectively in those categories.MORE IN This Just InTOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Free Library director Paula Baker will retire at the end of the year, state Senate will vote on new minimum wage legislation and Bennington College graduates win Pulitzer Prizes for fiction and biography. 0Rutland Herald News Editor Alan Keays and staff writer Brent Curtis discuss some of the stories... Full Story
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