For the 14th 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 19th on its list of the 100 best values in public colleges for 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 6th among public colleges for lowest total debt at graduation, and 11th among all colleges, public and private.
Kiplinger 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 cost, financial aid and student debt.
The complete rankings are now available online at kiplinger.com/links/colleges and will appear in print in the February 2017 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands Jan. 3.