Spring 2012

Binghamton again a best value

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From left, freshmen Danielle Passafiume, Victoria Dearing and Rachel Longendyke pick up their textbooks on the first day of the spring semester.

Binghamton University is once again ranked among the nation’s best values in public colleges, according to The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine.

The Princeton Review ranks Binghamton as the fourth “Best Value Public” college for 2012. Editors praised Binghamton for its “top-tier academics and palatable sticker price.”

Kiplinger’s ranks Binghamton No. 2 for out-of-state students and No. 12 for in-state students.

“Our goal is to provide the highest quality education to our students,” said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. “These rankings demonstrate that we are doing exactly that. Despite a challenging economy, we continue to do a good job of providing a great education at an accessible price.”

This year Kiplinger’s revamped the way it measures quality, giving more weight to academic value, such as the retention of freshmen and the four-year graduation rate.