New Paltz has again been ranked among the top 100 best values in the nation for public four-year institutions that deliver a high quality education at an affordable price, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s annual rankings for 2012-13.
New Paltz ranked 44th out of nearly 600 public 4-year institutions of higher education in the United States, climbing from 55th in the 2011-12 Kiplinger’s rankings. The ranking cites colleges that combine outstanding education with economic value.
The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2013 issue, which is now available at newsstands and online at www.kiplingers.com.links.college. New Paltz is among 9 SUNY campuses included on Kiplinger’s top 100 list.
As part of a media buy that is being funded through the new Marketing Initiatives budget, the College ran a full-page advertisement in order to enhance New Paltz’s visibility in the issue. The College also advertised in the September 2012 issue of Kiplinger’s, which focused on “All You Need to Know about Student Loans.”
Schools in the Kiplinger 100 were ranked according to standards including admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four- year graduation rates. Cost criteria include “sticker” prices, financial aid availability, and average amounts of student debt incurred.
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