The Kiplinger 100: Best Values in Public Colleges: Binghamton University ranked in top 10

2011-01-04

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University is once again ranked among the nation's top ten, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's new list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges.

For the third year in a row, Binghamton is ranked No. 1 for out-of-state students, making it the most affordable university in the nation for non-New York students. Binghamton is also ranked sixth for in-state students making it the top buy for New Yorkers. The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger's February 2011 issue-on newsstands Tuesday, January 4, and online at www.kiplinger.com/tools/colleges.

“I am very pleased that Binghamton University has once again been recognized for its academic excellence and value,” said Interim President Peter Magrath. “We consistently rank among the elite public institutions because of our excellent reputation and the quality of our students, faculty and staff. Binghamton works very hard to be an exceptional university and these rankings validate those efforts.”

Selected from a pool of over 500 public four-year colleges and universities, the Kiplinger’s rankings combine a first-class education with outstanding economic value. Measurements on academic quality, which account for about two-thirds of a campus score, include factors such as SAT or ACT scores, admission, retention and graduation rates, and student-faculty ratios. Schools are also ranked on total expenses as well as average costs after aid and average debt.

According to Kiplinger’s, private colleges have recently averaged almost $36,000 a year - a sharp contrast to the public schools on the top 100 list, in which 20 charge the same or less than the average annual in-state sticker price of roughly $16,140. Plus, the deals aren't restricted to in-state students. At Binghamton University, which takes the top spot in value for out-of-state students, non-New Yorkers pay $26,535 a year, less than the national average of $28,130.

Other public universities on Kiplinger’s top ten best values list include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Florida, the University of Virginia, and the College of William and Mary.

Binghamton University has appeared regularly in the top ten on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance best values in public college rankings and consistently features among the elite top 50 public national universities in publications such as the U.S. News & World Report, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Princeton Review.

The Kiplinger 100 Rankings:



1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2. University of Florida


3. University of Virginia


4. College of William and Mary (Va.)


5. University of Maryland, College Park


6. BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY (SUNY)


7. SUNY Geneseo


8. University of Georgia


9. University of Wisconsin–Madison


10. University of Washington


11. New College of Florida


12. University of California, San Diego


13. University of California, Los Angeles


14. University of Texas at Austin


15. North Carolina State University


16. University of California, Berkeley


17. University of California, Irvine


18. Georgia Institute of Technology


19. James Madison University (Va.)


20. Florida State University


21. College of New Jersey


22. University of Michigan


23. Texas A&M University


24. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.


25. Stony Brook University (SUNY)


26. University of Mary Washington (Va.)


27. University of North Carolina at Wilmington


28. University of Pittsburgh (Pa.)


29. University of Delaware


30. Indiana University, Bloomington


31. Truman State University (Mo.)


32. University of Connecticut


33. University of Central Florida


34. University of California, Santa Barbara


35. Appalachian State University (N.C.)


36. SUNY New Paltz


37. University of California, Davis


38. Ohio State University


39. Michigan State University


40. St. Mary's College of Maryland


41. Clemson University (S.C.)


42. University of South Carolina


43. University of Wisconsin–La Crosse


44. Pennsylvania State Univ. at University Park


45. University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign


46. University at Buffalo (SUNY)


47. SUNY Oneonta


48. Univ. of North Carolina School of the Arts

49. Ramapo College of New Jersey 


50. Cal. Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo


51. Rutgers, State Univ. of N.J., New Brunswick


52. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


53. Evergreen State College (Wash.)


54. University of Texas at Dallas


55. University of South Florida


56. Western Washington University


57. University of Arkansas


58. University of North Carolina at Asheville


59. Colorado School of Mines


60. Salisbury University (Md.)

61. George Mason University (Va.)


62. University of Iowa


63. SUNY Brockport


64. SUNY Plattsburgh


65. SUNY Fredonia


66. Purdue University (Ind.)


67. University of Nebraska–Lincoln


68. University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire


69. University of California, Santa Cruz


70. SUNY Cortland


71. West Chester University of Pennsylvania


72. University of Vermont


73. University at Albany (SUNY)

74. University of Tennessee


75. University of Missouri–Columbia


76. Louisiana State University


77. Miami University (Ohio)


78. Towson University (Md.)


79. California State University, Long Beach


80. Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology


81. University of Oklahoma


82. University of Alabama


83. University of Massachusetts–Amherst


84. College of Charleston (S.C.)


85. University of Colorado at Boulder


86. Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology


87. University of Minnesota, Morris


88. Bloomsburg Univ. of Pennsylvania


89. University of Oregon


90. Colorado State University


91. University of Maryland, Baltimore


92. San Diego State University (Cal.)


93. University of New Hampshire


94. Temple University (Pa.)


95. Illinois State University


96. Auburn University (Ala.)


97. Florida International University


98. Washington State University


99. Millersville University of Pennsylvania


100. Georgia College & State University

 

 

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