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Kiplinger’s magazine names TU a Best College Value

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named The University of Tulsa to its list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2016. Introduced in 1998, the rankings highlight public and private research universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.

Kiplinger ranks the top 100 best values in each category. This year, TU earned the #54 spot on the magazine’s list of best values among private universities.

Kiplinger assesses value by measurable standards of academic quality and affordability. Quality measures include the admission rate, percentage of students who return for sophomore year, student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation.

“Families can use the list as a starting point and then tailor it to each student’s preference for such things as size, location, campus culture and major,” said magazine editor Janet Bodnar. The complete rankings are now available online and will appear in print in the February 2016 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands Jan. 5.