UF ranks second in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges 2011”

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida placed second in the February issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranking the “Best Values in Public Colleges 2011.”

Thanks in large part to the impact of the Warrington College of Business Administration’s students and programs, the business school has repeatedly been ranked in the top 20 among public business programs. UF has the lowest in-state cost of any school ranked in the top 10 ($14,684). In‑state students also have a number of opportunities for financial assistance, including the Bright Futures Program.

Kiplinger’s bases its rankings on academics and affordability gathering data from more than 500 four‑year, public institutions. The list is narrowed to 120 schools based on a number of factors including academic quality, admission and retention rates, student-­faculty ratios, graduation rates, cost and financial aid.