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OCU Named a Best College Value

Kiplinger today announced Oklahoma City University as one of its 400 Best College Values for 2019. OCU was ranked highest among private universities in the state.

Kiplinger, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, makes the list based on objective measurements of academic quality and affordability. Introduced in 1998, the rankings now combine public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges into a single, comprehensive list. Kiplinger also ranks the best values in each category.

“Our rankings—which weigh affordability alongside academic quality—are designed to help families see how their full array of college options stack up,” said Kaitlin Pitsker, associate editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “We start with a universe of nearly 1,200 schools, then trim the list based on measures of academic quality, cost and financial aid data. This year’s list features recurring winners, as well as rising stars and new additions, all of which are worth a look.”

The full rankings are now available online at kiplinger.com/links/collegesand will appear in print in the September 2019 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, on newsstands Aug. 13. This year, Thomas Aquinas College takes the #1 spot on the overall list, followed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then Swarthmore College. Princeton University, which topped last year’s list, comes in behind Yale at fifth overall. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ranked best public college for the 18th consecutive time.