January 7, 2013
Press Release #13-002
St. Mary’s College has once again been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 best values in public colleges. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine an outstanding education with economic value.
Kiplinger’s assesses quality based on a number of measurable standards, including admissions and retention rates, student-faculty ratio, four-year graduation rate, cost and financial aid.
“We applaud this year’s top 100 schools for their efforts to maintain academic standards while meeting the financial needs of their students,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
The annual public school rankings will appear in Kiplinger’s February 2013 issue and are online now at: www.kiplinger.com/links/college.