magazine ranks KU a best buy
magazine has ranked KU as among the best values in public
universities in the nation where students "can
get an excellent education for a reasonable price."
Comparing quality and cost, Kiplinger's editors put
KU at 22nd in the nation for in-state students and 26th
in the nation for out-of-state students seeking top
universities that "give students the best bang
for the buck." Last year, using a different methodology,
Kiplinger's ranked KU at 28th in the nation and cited
KU as one of nine "bargains for out-of-state students."
Notably, in 1998 the magazine ranked KU as 48th.
"KU is proud to offer students a very appealing
combination of great academics and reasonable costs,
and we're gratified to see Kiplinger's confirm our national
reputation," said Janet Murguia, KU executive vice
chancellor for University relations.
Kiplinger's rankings, presented in its November 2003
issue, are based on data provided by more than 500 public
four-year colleges and universities to Peterson's, a
division of the Thomson Corp.
The top 100 schools were found by using several measures
of academic quality, including superior SAT and ACT
student scores, admission rates, class sizes, funding
for libraries and student instruction, and the quality
of the professors and other instructors.
The magazine also factored in the total cost for students
to attend KU, including the average debt a student accumulates
For more information, see Kiplinger's
Personal Finance magazine.