UB named a “best value” in higher ed by Kiplinger’s

Kiplinger's best value

Published January 5, 2016

UB has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s 2016 list of “Best College Values,” which considers colleges based on quality and affordability.

UB placed 53rd on the magazine’s national ranking of the 100 best values among public colleges for in-state students and 66th for out-of-state students.

The recognition is one of several that UB has received in recent years for offering students a high-quality education at an affordable price.

UB programs that help students make the most of their college experience include Finish in Four, a commitment by the university to provide undergraduates with the resources they need to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years. The program helps to keep costs low for students and their families by helping students graduate in a timely manner.

“We’re committed to ensuring that our students enjoy an excellent, affordable education that prepares them well for the future and the careers that lie ahead of them,” says A. Scott Weber, senior vice provost for academic affairs. “We’re very proud of the work we’ve done to support them.”

To build its “Best College Values” ranking, Kiplinger’s assessed data for nearly 1,200 four-year schools, taking into account factors that ranged from cost and student debt to admission rates and student-faculty ratios. Four-year graduation rates received the most weight among measures of an institution’s quality in the magazine’s analysis.

Of the original pool of schools, Kiplinger’s named 300 to its annual “Best College Values” list. In addition to ranking highly among public colleges, UB ranked 215th overall among public and private institutions.