CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — For the fourth year in a row, the University of Northern Iowa is ranked in the top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for 2016.
The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. UNI jumped from No. 86 last year to No. 58 on the 2016 list thanks to its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, low sticker price and overall great value.
“We start with a universe of 1,200 schools, so each school on our rankings, from number one to number 300, is a best value,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “Families can use this list as a starting point and then tailor it to each student’s preference for such things as size, location, campus culture and major.”
A full list of schools can be found at www.kiplinger.com/links/college.