UT Dallas Rises on Kiplinger's Top 100 College List
Jan. 10, 2008
In an era of rising tuition costs, The University of Texas at Dallas remains one of the 100 best values among public colleges in the United States according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.
The University — one of only three Texas schools to make the 2008 list — rose 19 places from last year to 50th.
Kiplinger’s based its college rankings primarily on academic strength, then ranked each school on financial aid and costs for in-state students (tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and estimated expenses for books).
The magazine also ran the comparison using costs incurred by out-of-state students. UT Dallas placed 37th on the out-of-state list.
The magazine annually grades schools on a number of factors that impact value, including academic quality, tuition costs, student-faculty ratios, graduation rates and average student debt at graduation.
The list is posted on Kiplinger’s Web site and will be published in the magazine’s February issue.
Kiplinger’s reviewed data from more than 500 public, four-year colleges to compile its list.
The other two Texas schools on the public-school list are The University of Texas at Austin (24) and Texas A&M University (25). The University of North Carolina is No. 1.