Ohio State Ranked Best Buy
U.S. NEWS PICKS OHIO STATE AS A 'BEST BUY' IN HIGHER EDUCATION COLUMBUS -- The Ohio State University is one of the 25 "best college buys" among national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine. "The good news is that some of the best buys are at America's best colleges," the magazine says. In its Oct. 11 issue, U.S. News lists best values among universities in four categories: national universities (Ohio State's category), national liberal arts colleges, regional universities, and regional liberal arts colleges. To qualify, universities had to rank at or near the top of their category in this year's U.S. News "America's Best Colleges" survey of academic quality, published in the Oct. 4 issue. Ohio State's academic reputation was ranked 31st among all national universities and 13th among all public universities in the quality survey. To compute value, the magazine divided each university's quality rank by the combined cost of a year's out-of-state tuition, room and board at the university. The Big Ten universities fared extremely well in the national university rankings. Joining Ohio State among the 25 "Best College Buys" were Penn State, Purdue, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Among the 25 national universities in the runners-up category were Big 10 institutions Michigan State, Northwestern and Michigan, as well as two Ohio universities, Case Western Reserve and Miami. Cost of a year's undergraduate tuition, room and board on Ohio State's Columbus campus for a non-Ohio resident is $13,149. Comparable figures from other top-ranked universities include: California Institute of Technology, $20,925; University of North Carolina, $12,556; University of Virginia, $15,868, Penn State University, $14,100; and University of Minnesota, $12,414. Some figures from the runners-up category include Cornell University, $24,l89; Duke University, $22,710; Miami University, $13,010; and University of Michigan, $19,893. Ohio residents pay $7,235 per year for tuition, room and board at Ohio State. "This report confirms what we have been saying all along," said Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. "Ohio State offers a top-rate academic experience at a very reasonable cost. We are continuing our historic tradition of making quality higher education accessible." # Contact: Malcolm Baroway, executive director, University Communications, (614) 292-6895. Written by Ruth Gerstner. [Submitted by: REIDV (firstname.lastname@example.org) Fri, 08 Oct 93 09:49:58 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.