Miami in the top 50 of Kiplinger's Best College Values list
by Carole Johnson, university news and communications
Miami University is ranked 50th in Kiplinger’s 2016 list of 100 best in-state values nationwide among public universities.
Miami also ranks 33rd on the best out-of-state values nationwide among public universities.
The new ranking is based on the recently released Best Values in Colleges list by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.
To find the best value in public colleges and universities, Kiplinger looks at measures of academic quality, including a competitive admission rate, a low student-faculty ratio and a high four-year graduation rate.
On the financial side, Kiplinger looks for schools with reasonable price tags, solid financial aid for students who qualify, and a low average debt among students who borrow.
Miami has placed in the 100 Best Values list every year since Kiplinger began publishing the rankings in 1998.
For the first time, Kiplinger also included a combined list of the 300 best values in all colleges — private liberal arts, private universities and public colleges — to show how the top schools in each of the three categories stack up against each other. Miami ranks 138th among all schools.