Baylor Ranked 23rd Among Best College Values by U.S. News

Sept. 5, 1996

WACO, Texas - U.S.News & World Report magazine has selected Baylor University as 23rd in its list of "Best College Values Among National Institutions-Sticker Prices" and 43rd it its list of "Best College Values Among National Institutions-Discount Prices," the publication announced today.

According to U.S.News, the best value rankings were devised to provide a realistic measure of where students can get the best education for the money. The rankings relate the cost of attending an institution to its quality.

The two separate rankings represent calculations in relation to both the stated or "sticker" price (tuition plus room, board and fees) and to the discounted price (tuition plus room, board, fees, books and estimated personal expenses, minus the average of need-based grants.)

Baylor's ranking of 23rd in the "Best College Values Among National Institutions-Sticker Prices" was based on the U.S.News quality ratings of "America's Best Colleges," which will appear in the Sept. 9 issue, divided by the university's total tuition, required fees and room and board for the 1996-97 academic year.

Only schools that finished in the top half of U.S. News quality rankings of national universities and liberal arts colleges were considered as potential best values.

"We are very pleased to be recognized as one of the best college values in the country," said Dr. Stan Madden, vice president for university marketing. "Maintaining a talented team of faculty, staff and students shows that Baylor can provide students with a high quality education at a relatively reasonable cost."

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