New College of Florida Again Ranks in Kiplinger’s Top 20 Public Colleges

For the 15th consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has recognized New College of Florida as one of the nation’s best values in higher education.
The magazine ranked New College 16th on its list of the 100 best values in public colleges for 2018, up three places from 2017.
Kiplinger says the colleges in its rankings “best meet our definition of value: a quality education at an affordable price.”
Kiplinger found that New College is a tremendous value for Florida students:

  • New College ranked 7th among the nation’s public colleges for the lowest total cost to in-state students after awarding need-based financial aid.

It also found that New College was an excellent choice for any students, from any state, hoping to minimize student loan payments:

  • New College ranked 7th among public colleges for lowest total debt at graduation, and 14th among all colleges, public and private.

Kiplinger reviews data from 1,200 colleges to create its rankings. It derives 55 percent of a college’s grade from academic quality measures, such as graduation rate, freshman retention and incoming students’ test scores. The rest of the grade comes from cost criteria, such as tuition, financial aid and student debt.
The full rankings are now available online at and appear in print in the February 2017 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

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