Kiplinger rated West Chester University as one of the top 100 best values in public colleges in the nation this week. West Chester ranked 71 among public colleges for in-state students and 57 for out-of-state students. Only two other Pennsylvania colleges made the list: University of Pittsburgh and Penn State Main Campus. University of Pittsburgh ranked 38 for in-state students and 17 for out-of-stae while Penn State ranked 48 for in-state and 31 for out-of-state. This article was originally reported by West Chester Patch you can read more by clicking here.
Here’s how Kiplinger makes its selections from its website:
We start with data on nearly 600 public institutions and sort the schools based on quality measures — such as the admission rate, the test scores of incoming freshmen, and four- and six-year graduation rates. We then add cost data — including tuition, fees, room and board, and financial aid for in-state and out-of-state students — and re-rank the institutions. It is this combination of academic quality and affordability — not any desire on our part to exclude a particular school — that determines which schools make our list for best value.
- Kiplinger’s names Penn State among Best Values in Public Colleges (gantdaily.com)
- UC Riverside Named a Best-Value Public College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (seizingourdestiny.com)
- UW-Madison again ranks among Kiplinger’s best-value colleges (jsonline.com)