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Two Virginia schools in top five of Kiplinger’s ‘Best Values in Public Colleges’

Two Virginia public universities are ranked in the Top 5 of Kiplinger Magazine’s annual ranking of the “Best Values in Public Colleges.”

virginia-blue-oversizeThe University of Virginia was ranked second, while The College of William and Mary stayed at number four.  Five other Virginia universities also ranked in the magazine’s top 100, including James Madison University (22), Virginia Tech (27), The University of Mary Washington (61), George Mason University (72), and Christopher Newport University (84).

“Once again, Kiplinger saw what Virginians have long known: our colleges and universities provide world-class educations while keeping higher education affordable,” Gov. Bob McDonnell said. “Kiplinger specifically noted that UVa has the highest four year graduation rate on its list and the second lowest in-state cost, an average of $5,070 after need based aid is applied. This further demonstrates our commitment to making higher education more affordable and accessible.

“Over the past four years we have put nearly $600 million in new funding into higher education, including the $183.1 million for fiscal year 2015/2016; we know that helping Virginia students access our great colleges and universities is crucial to their future professional success and the future prosperity of our Commonwealth. Over the next few years we will continue our commitment to higher education by including over $183.1 million in the upcoming biennial budget to ensure that the nation’s best higher education system is even more affordable and accessible for Virginia students,” McDonnell said.

The entire Kiplinger ranking is available online here.

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