Kiplinger’s Names Truman a “Best Value”

Truman has once again been included in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine as one of the “Best Values in Public Colleges.”

The annual ranking appears in Kiplinger’s February 2010 issue.

Truman was ranked 26th on the exclusive survey list of the 100 public four-year schools that “combine outstanding education with economic value.”

The University was also ranked as the 10th best educational value for out-of-state students.

“Despite widespread state government budget cuts and shrinking endowments, this year’s top 100 public schools continue to deliver strong academics at reasonable prices,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s. “In fact, in many cases, these institutions are offering the same or more financial aid as in previous years.”

The Kiplinger’s rankings were determined from a pool of more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities. Schools were ranked according to academic quality, including admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios and four- and six-year graduation rates, as well as on cost and financial aid.

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