Cal Poly is good value: Kiplinger
January 4, 2012
Cal Poly is one of a dozen California universities to make Kiplinger’s list of the 100 top values in public colleges during 2011-12. [SFChronicle]
Kiplinger, the Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business and personal finance advice, ranks each year the public four-year colleges that offer the best combination of quality and affordability. University of California campuses hit the top ten for the first time in three years: UC Berkeley was seventh, UCLA ninth, and UC San Diego, tenth. This was despite steep 18-percent tuition hikes this year, Kiplinger officials said, offset by strong academics at California schools.
Cal Poly was ranked 83rd nationally in the current study. UC Santa Barbara was 17th, and UC Davis, 20th. Kiplinger’s analysis incorporated factors such as each school’s total cost of attendance, including tuition, fees and room and board before and after financial aid.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked No. 1 overall for the eleventh year in a row.