Kiplinger’s names JMU a best value college

james madison university jmuJames Madison University ranks 62nd on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. The university also ranks No. 209 among all public and private colleges in the company’s Top 300 Best College Values of 2017.

Kiplinger’s value rankings are based on academic quality and affordability standards, including admission rates, freshman retention, student-faculty ratios, four-year graduation rates, cost and average debt at graduation.

In the 2017 best values reporting JMU has a 73 percent admission rate. The freshman retention rate is 91 percent and the four-year graduation rate is 66 percent. The student-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. The annual costs for an in-state student are $20,652, which includes tuition, fees, room and board, and estimated book expense.

The complete rankings are available here.

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is now available at a special pre-sale discounted price of $20. The book is expected to ship by May 15, 2019, and expected to retail for $25.
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The book, with additional reporting by Scott Ratcliffe and Zach Pereles, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
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