UGA remains a best value in public colleges according to Kiplinger

December 16, 2015


David Bill

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Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia continues to rank as one of the nation's top values in higher education, according to Kiplinger, which placed UGA 12th on its Personal Finance list of 100 best values among public colleges and universities for 2016.

Kiplinger assesses value by measurable standards of academic quality and affordability. Quality measures include the first-year retention rate, the student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation.

UGA was only one of two universities from the SEC (the other being the University of Florida) that made the top 20 and the only school from the state of Georgia.

"The University of Georgia takes pride in its commitment to offering a world-class education at an affordable cost," said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. "We are pleased that our commitment is once again being recognized on a national level."

Washington Monthly ranked UGA as the third "Best Bang for the Buck" school in the Southeast in 2015, and The New York Times ranked UGA at No. 10 among public universities doing the most for low-income students in its 2015 College Access Index.

The Kiplinger rankings are available online at The rankings will also appear in the February 2016 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, on newsstands Jan. 5.


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