Kiplinger’s Magazine Rates UMW Among Nation’s Best Values

UMW graduation, Saturday May 7, 2011. (Photo by Norm Shafer).

The University of Mary Washington is listed among Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for 2012. The university ranks fifth among Virginia’s best values and 44th out of 100 four-year public institutions nationwide when comparing tuition costs, according to the February 2012 issue of Kiplinger’s. The list is available online at www.kiplinger.com/tools/colleges. “Given these hard times in higher ed, the word ‘value’ takes on special resonance,” said Jane Bennett Clark, senior editor of Kiplinger’s, in the magazine article. The magazine selects the best values from a pool of more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities, ranking them on academic quality, including admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios and four- and six-year graduation rates, as well as on cost and financial aid. Other Virginia schools on the in-state “best value” list include the University of Virginia (3) and the College of William and Mary … [Read more...]