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University of Minnesota, Morris chosen for its quality and value by Forbes

Posted by Christine Mahoney on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

The University of Minnesota, Morris is the only Minnesota school to make the recently published Forbes 100 Best College Buys list.

“The University of Minnesota, Morris is very pleased that Forbes has recognized us as a best buy for students. The Morris campus provides excellent academics, an extraordinary student experience, and many outstanding academic scholarship opportunities. We are proud to make this exceptional education available to students at an amazing value,” said University of Minnesota, Morris Director of Admissions Bryan Herrmann.

The rankings for the 100 Best Buys list were calculated by dividing each institution’s overall quality score by its average net (after allowance for scholarship grants) tuition rate from the 2003-2004 through 2006-2007 academic years. Forbes partnered with The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) to determine the rankings.

Additionally, Forbes considered academic quality and cost, asking the question, “Where does a student get the most ‘bang for the buck?’”

The institutions of higher education in this ranking are schools which award undergraduate degrees or certificates requiring “four or more years” of study, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Only those schools categorized by The Carnegie Foundation as Doctorate-granting Universities, Master’s Colleges and Universities, or Baccalaureate Colleges are included in this sample of schools.

The University of Minnesota, Morris was also recently named to the 2010 Fiske Guide to Colleges, a resource book that profiles 330 of the “best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.