12:46 p.m., Jan. 4, 2010----The University of Delaware has been ranked among the top 25 nationally in the Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine list of the 100 best values among high quality public institutions of higher education.
The list ranks four-year public colleges using a combination of academics and affordability, with the 100 best values selected from a pool of more than 500 institutions.
For out-of-state students, UD ranks No. 17, ahead of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ramapo College of New Jersey and the University of Pittsburgh.
For in-state students, UD ranks 24th, well ahead of University of Connecticut (34th), Stony Brook University-State University of New York (39th), Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey (48th), West Chester University of Pennsylvania (76th), University of Massachusetts Amherst (79th) and University of Maryland Baltimore County (93rd).
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill topped the Kiplinger's 100 list as a best value for in-state students, and the State University of New York Binghamton topped the list for out-of-state students.
The rankings are available in the February 2010 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, which is now on newsstands, and at the magazine's Web site.