For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Central Florida today was named by Kiplinger’s magazine as one of the nation’s 100 best values among public colleges and universities for 2015.
UCF placed 42nd in the annual compilation, the same ranking as last year. The financial-advice magazine ranked schools based on criteria such as student-faculty ratios, on-time graduation rate, fees and financial aid. The list was drawn from nearly 600 public four-year schools around the nation.
Six other Florida public institutions made the list, including the University of Florida at No. 3. The highest ranked public school nationally is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the nation’s top-ranked private school, Princeton, is also the highest ranked school overall.
The online rankings were released online and will appear in Kiplinger’s February issue on newsstands Jan. 1.
The Princeton Review earlier this year also named UCF one of the nation’s “best value” universities. The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services and test-preparation companies, analyzes 2,000 institutions around the nation each year for its rankings. UCF ranked 150th on that list.