The University of Mary Washington is listed among the top colleges and universities for affordability in two new online rankings. AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) includes UMW in its 2013 rankings of the 50 “Most Affordable Colleges with a High Return on Investment (ROI)” and EducatedQuest.com named UMW to its list of 2013 “Best Buy Public Colleges and Universities.”
ACO used data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the Carnegie Classification to rank four-year, non-profit institutions based on cost and estimated ROI. UMW is No. 44 on the list.
The online resource Educated Quest based its ranking of colleges and universities on several criteria, including freshman retention rate, six-year graduation rate, in-state and out-of-state tuition rates, and student indebtedness levels. UMW is one of 17 institutions on the list.