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Miami top value in Ohio according to Kiplinger's


OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University is ranked highest in Ohio and 30th in the nation on Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine's 1998 list of the top 100 values in state universities. Kiplinger's spotlights "schools where students can graduate with a high caliber education but without a mortgage-size debt." Miami's Kiplinger's honor follows four years on the U.S. News and World Report list of most efficient national universities and five years as a "Best Buy" in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

"We are proud to be consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the country for the wise use of families' and taxpayers' money," said Miami President Dr. James C. Garland.

Universities on the Kiplinger's list are judged on several criteria, including graduation rates; percentage of first-year students who return for a second year; Scholastic Aptitude Test scores and admission rates; computer and library resources; and five different financial measures, including total cost, amount of financial aid needs met by the school and the average amount a student needs to borrow to graduate.

Other Ohio universities finishing in the top 100 of the Kiplinger's rankings include Ohio University (38), Ohio State University (82) and Bowling Green State University (96).


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