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Kiplinger’s names TU a best college value for 2017

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named The University of Tulsa to its list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2017. Introduced in 1998, the rankings highlight public schools, private universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.

Kiplinger’s ranks the top 100 best values in each category. This year, TU is again among the top 75 on the magazine’s list of best private university values in the nation.

“A TU education is an outstanding mix of engaged faculty, research opportunities, community involvement, state-of-the-art facilities and ample financial assistance,” said Earl Johnson, vice president for enrollment and student services. “Our students receive an exceptional academic experience that leads to successful careers and a lifelong love of learning.”

Kiplinger’s assesses value by measurable standards of academic quality and affordability. Quality measures include the admission rate, ACT/SAT scores, student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation.

The complete 2017 rankings are now available online.

In the past year, TU has been recognized for its excellence by many publications, including U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Fiske Guide and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. TU also has the highest earning alumni of any university in the state and is home to more nationally competitive scholars than any other Oklahoma colleges combined.