Kiplinger announced its 2013 list of the top 100 values in public colleges and universities.
Five New England public colleges and universities are ranked among the top 100, with slight variations in rankings for in-state and out-of-state students.
The University of Connecticut is ranked 25th for in-state students and 22nd for out-of-state students; University of Massachusetts Amherst, 62nd and 49th, respectively; University of Vermont, 63rd and 67th; University of New Hampshire, 97th and 75th; and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 99th and 91st. No public colleges or universities in Maine or Rhode Island ranked among Kiplinger’s top 100.
Kiplinger, a Washington D.C.- based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, says it uses measurable criteria for its rankings including cost and financial aid, student indebtedness, competitiveness, graduation rates and academic support. Kiplinger ranked the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the best value, for the twelfth time.
The Best Values in Public Colleges, 2013, is featured in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.