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UMM among top 100 "best values," says Kiplinger

Posted by Judy Riley on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is ranked among the top 100 colleges nationally as a best value for both in-state and out-of-state students in the 2008 Kiplinger Best Values in Public Colleges exclusive survey. UMM and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus are the only schools in Minnesota to make the list.

On average, the annual cost for tuition, fees, and room and board for an out-of-state—or an in-state—student to attend UMM is $16,602. UMM offers the same tuition for both residents and non-residents of Minnesota. UMM is also listed among the colleges with the least amount of debt that its graduates accumulate.

“Schools that top Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in Public Colleges are noteworthy for their combination of top-flight academics and affordable costs,” said the magazine. “Our emphasis [is] on academic strength.”

"Never before has it been more critical for students and families to obtain the highest quality education possible for their money," said James Morales, UMM associate vice chancellor for enrollment. "Students from Minnesota as well as those beyond its borders can benefit greatly from the outstanding educational value that UMM represents."

UMM is ranked among the top four colleges for its student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Eighty-two percent of UMM's students receive some form of financial aid.

As one of the five campuses of the University of Minnesota, UMM offers students a small, close-knit campus complemented by the power of a world-renowned research University system. UMM has received national recognition for its academically gifted student body, commitment to diversity, green campus initiatives, and emphasis on student leadership. An exceptional student-centered learning environment is created by UMM’s dedicated faculty and staff.

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