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Best Value

The University of Dayton has been named a ?best value? by Kiplinger?s Personal Finance for exceptional academic quality and affordability.

The magazine’s 2017 list of the 300 best-value colleges and universities ranks the University 59th among private institutions nationwide and 191 among all institutions.

The goal of the list is to help students and their parents understand what’s really worth the price, according to Janet Bodnar, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance editor.

“While some may have ranked higher than others, all 300 schools on the list are of extraordinary value, being chosen out of a universe of 1,200,” she said.

Kiplinger’s quality measures, which are weighted more heavily than cost, include the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for their second year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation.

The complete rankings are now available online at and will appear in print in the February issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands Jan. 3.


News and Communications Staff