UT Dallas Recognized for Value, Diversity by U.S. News & World Report

UT Dallas earned high marks for its value and campus ethnic diversity from U.S. News & World Report.

The University of Texas at Dallas is among the best values and most diverse campuses in the newly released 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

UT Dallas is listed as the second best value out of all public schools in Texas, and is tied for 11th nationwide and second in the state in terms of campus ethnic diversity.

“UT Dallas is committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming campus for all students,” said Dr. George Fair, vice president of diversity and community engagement and dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. “We’re proud to be recognized for our efforts to enhance, embrace and celebrate diversity. Diversity challenges stereotypes, encourages critical thinking and teaches students how to communicate with people from different backgrounds.”

U.S. News & World Report evaluated nearly 1,400 U.S.-based colleges on up to 15 measures of academic quality. The calculation of best value takes into account academic quality and the 2016-2017 net cost of attendance given an average level of need-based financial aid.

The publication's diversity rating factors in the total proportion of minority students, leaving out international students, and the overall mix of groups.

“UT Dallas thrives because of its richly diverse student body and its faculty and staff who are committed to student success,” said Dr. Jessica Murphy, associate professor of literary studies in the School of Arts and Humanities and newly appointed dean of undergraduate education. “These two rankings help confirm that we are headed in the right direction.”

Earlier this year, UT Dallas was ranked 32nd in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine's list of the best values among the nation’s public universities. In Forbes magazine's 2017 list of the best value colleges, the University ranks third among public universities in Texas.

Also, UT Dallas ranks No. 1 in the United States among universities founded less than 50 years ago, according to Times Higher Education.

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