UNCW Ranked on Kiplinger’s ‘100 Best Values’ Listing for 2013

Friday, December 28, 2012

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 “Best Values” in public colleges for 2013.

UNCW is one of five UNC system schools to earn a spot on the list, which recognizes four-year institutions that combine outstanding education with economic value. Kiplinger's has rated UNCW in the top five public universities in N.C. since 2003. UNCW is ranked 32nd nationally.

Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to a number of measurable standards, including the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include low sticker prices, abundant financial aid and low average debt at graduation. Many schools have appeared on the list multiple times, including UNCW, a testament to the consistent value these colleges provide.

The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2013 issue—on newsstands January 1, 2013—and online now at: www.kiplinger.com/links/college. Web visitors will find special features, including an FAQ about how the public colleges are ranked, a slide show of the top ten schools, and a tool that lets readers sort by in-state and out-of-state cost, average debt at graduation, and admission rate. In addition, Kiplinger’s top 200 private colleges and universities of 2012-13—announced in November 2012—are featured in the Best College Values report.

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