BOONE—Appalachian State University is one of 300 institutions named a “Best College Value” in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list for 2016.
Appalachian is listed 28th in Kiplinger’s list of Best Values in Public Colleges in terms of value for in-state students and 30th for out-of-state students. The university ranked 133rd among public and private institutions.
The Best Value list is based on quality measures that include admission rates and test scores of incoming students, and financial data based on in-state costs for institutions on the public school list and out-of-state costs on the combined list of public and private institutions.
UNC Chapel Hill was listed No. 1 in terms of in-state value, followed by N.C. State University, 11, UNC Wilmington, 41, UNC Asheville, 48, and Western Carolina University, 73.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.