Texas A&M University is cited as one of the nation's "best value" public colleges and universities by The Princeton Review in a new joint project with “ USA Today.”
Inclusion in “ The Princeton Review/USA Today ” listing Thursday (Jan. 8) of the nation’s 50 “best values” among public institutions is the latest in a series of national publication rankings in which Texas A&M fares well on the basis of high-quality education at an affordable cost and good return on investment in a college education.
“Smart Money” ranks Texas A&M No. 1 in its updated list this month of national rankings for “payback ratio”— the earning levels of an institution’s graduates compared to what they paid in tuition, fees and related costs for their undergraduate educations.
“Kiplinger’s Personal Finance” magazine also cited Texas A&M as a “best value” in its 2009 list of 100 best values in public institutions.The rankings, appearing in the magazine’s February 2009 issue, are based on a combination of economic value and quality of education, its editors note.In its recent rankings, The Washington Monthly rated Texas A&M the best in the nation “for tangible contributions to the public interest.” The magazine’s editors say they rate individual schools on such factors as the degree to which they encourage students to serve in ROTC programs, the Peace Corps and other service programs, along with their emphasis on research that drives economic growth.
Also, Texas A&M is consistently ranked high by “ U.S. News & World Report” in its listings of “best values among public universities.” Additionally, the university receives high marks by publications that focus on specific academic areas and for such programs as MBAs.
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