Binghamton University ranked #2 best value for out-of-state students
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has rated Binghamton University, State University of New York, number two among the nation’s public universities for out-of-state students and in the top ten for in state students according to their 2006 "100 Best Values in Public Colleges." Using a rigorous quantitative ranking system, the Kiplinger 100 finds schools where students can receive a stellar education without graduating with a mountain of debt.
Selected from a pool of over 500 public four-year colleges and universities, the schools on the Kiplinger list were ranked according to academic quality, cost and financial aid. According to the Kiplinger's rankings, Binghamton University is one of the best values for both in-state and out-of-state students. Binghamton ranked 2nd when considering the best value for out-of-state students and 9th in the nation when considering in-state tuition only.
"We're pleased to see Kiplinger's confirm Binghamton University’s national reputation for quality,” said Lois B. DeFleur, Binghamton University president. "It is a great indication that we continue to be successful in offering our students an excellent education at a reasonable price.”
This prestigious ranking comes on the heels of U.S. News and World Reports’ recent survey, which ranks Binghamton University among the top 50 public universities in the nation. Binghamton — now rated among the elite top 50 for nine consecutive years — was ranked 30th, up two places from last year.
In addition, Binghamton received praise as being the “premier public university in the Northeast” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2006 edition, and as a “top-rate school that’s way more competitive than most private schools in the northeast, and you get it at a state school price,” by the Princeton Review’s The Best 361 Colleges.