OSU makes ‘Best Value’ list again

Oklahoma State University has again been ranked among the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for providing a quality education at an affordable price, according to a report by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. OSU has made the top 100 list 13 times since 2000.

The report ranked OSU among the top 100 public colleges based on a number of criteria including its admission rate, student-faculty ratio, the percentage of students who return their sophomore year, financial aid availability, low average student debt at graduation, and overall great value. The top schools are chosen from an initial pool of more than 1,200 colleges nationwide.

“We applaud this year’s top 100 schools for their efforts to maintain academic standards while meeting the financial needs of their students,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Oklahoma State University is 29th in Niche’s Best Colleges list of Top Public Universities for 2016. Oklahoma State is the second highest rated university from the Big 12. The University of Texas tops the list, which is based on key statistics and student reviews.

Niche states the top-ranked public colleges are elite academic institutions that provide a good value for in-state students and offer an exceptional college experience.

The ranking of 515 public institutions takes into account key factors such as the strength of the academic program, the aptitude of professors, the quality of campus amenities, the general character of student life, as well as student reviews in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the college experience.

OSU has also announced that it has once again been ranked among the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for providing a quality education at an affordable price by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.