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  • UT Austin 21st for Best-Value Public Colleges

    Published: Dec. 11, 2013

    The University of Texas at Austin has risen to 21st place in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 best values in public colleges for 2014. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value.

    In Kiplinger’s 2013 report, The University of Texas at Austin had been ranked 27th.

    “Kiplinger’s Best Value ranking is one I am always proud of, so I’m delighted to see the leap we have made in this list,” said President Bill Powers. “We have said for years that UT Austin is an outstanding value. It is nice to have a respected organization like Kiplinger’s recognize and quantify that.”

    The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2014 issue, which goes on newsstands Dec. 31 and is now online.

    Kiplinger’s reviews such measures as admission rates, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. The rankings also examine tuition and fees, financial aid offerings and average student debt at graduation.

    “This year’s top 100 schools have made admirable strides to maintain academic integrity and standards while meeting the financial needs of their students,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

    The University of Texas at Austin also ranks 46th in academic reputation among the top national universities and 16th among the public schools in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report magazine’s survey of undergraduate programs. At the graduate level, 40 university programs and specialties rank in the top 10 nationally. Eighteen others rank in the top 25.

    The Center for World University Rankings ranks UT Austin 26th, and the Times Higher Education ranks the university 25th in the world.

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    Kiplinger’s: UT Austin among America’s Best Values (Tower Talk, President Bill Powers’ blog)

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      70-680 exam questions said on Jan. 9 at 10:29 a.m.
      Loved this article. UT really is a wonderful place to work and support!
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      Cigarette electronique Mulhouse said on Jan. 4 at 5:04 p.m.
      Great ranking we love this :)
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      Richard C. said on Dec. 29, 2013 at 9:58 a.m.
      Being a parent of a recent graduate; please understand this is just one metric by which the University is being judged. I would encourage you to ready the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, etc. Thank You.
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      Ronald Walker said on Dec. 16, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.
      Texas A&M is #17, so why is Powers so pleased?
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      Gary Susswein said on Dec. 13, 2013 at 4:29 p.m.
      SA - Thanks for pointing that out. We were drawing that information from an older version of the list and will correct that mistake in this story and in our news release. Best, Gary Susswein Director of Media Relations The University of. Texas at Austin
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      SA said on Dec. 11, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.
      Where is the proof that UT got the A for core curriculum? This is what I found from that link. They gave UT a B. What am I missing? Thank you.
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