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TCNJ tops list of NJ publics in Kiplinger’s 2010 “Best Value” ranking

Kiplinger's 2010 “Best Value” ranking

EWING, NJ …The College of New Jersey is ranked at #23 of 100 public colleges in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. The ranking, which appears in the February issue of the magazine, is part of Kiplinger’s annual report on the Best Public College Values. The print magazine hits newsstands on Tuesday, January 5.

“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.

Of the three total New Jersey public institutions that made the list for 2010, TCNJ ranks the highest. Other New Jersey schools on the list are: Rutgers University (#48), Ramapo College of New Jersey (#49).

The #23 spot ranking is for in-state tuition (up one spot from #24 in 2009), but TCNJ also ranks high on the list, #5 (also up one spot from #6 in 2009), as a bargain for out-of-state students.

Per semester, undergraduate in-state tuition and fees at the College for the 2009-2010 academic year is $6,494. Undergraduate out-of-state tuition and fees is $10,837.

Selected from a pool of more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities, schools in the Kiplinger 100 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. The complete article, including rankings, methodology, and other specifics are available now at: www.kiplinger.com/reports/best-college-values//.

This ranking comes on the heels of the U.S. News and World Report’s survey, which has ranked the College as the top public institution in the north in the ‘Top Universities—Master’s’ category of the survey consistently each year since 1993. The College was also recognized as one of the nation’s 75 most competitive colleges in a 2009 Barron’s ranking.

To view the complete article, please visit www.kiplinger.com/reports/best-college-values/

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