UMW Tuition Rose, Ranked 53 by Kiplinger for Value
The College Board reports tuition rose at UMW, and Kiplinger ranked the four-year public school 53rd on its best value list.
In-state tuition and fees at the University of Mary Washington rose five percent to $9,246 between the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, according to The Washington Post's review of College Board statistics.
The national average for four-year public universities was $8,655 — a 4.8 percent increase.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked UMW 53rd on its list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2013.
"When it comes to Kiplinger's top 100 values in public education, ... we rank our schools on more-tangible measures of academic quality—including test scores and four-year graduation rates—as well as affordability," the publication said on its website.
Other Virginia Schools on Kiplinger’s top 100 for value for (in state) and (out-of-state) are:
- University of Virginia (2)(4)
- College of William and Mary (4)(6)
- James Madison University (20)(23)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Univ. (28)(35)
- University of Mary Washington (53)(52)
- George Mason University (56)(71)
- Christopher Newport University (87)(62)
The Washington Post reported these in-state tuition and fees increases at other Virginia schools.
- College of William and Mary up 3.3 percent to $13,570.
- George Mason University up 3.8 percent to $9,620.
- James Madison University up 4.3 percent to $8,808.
- University of Virginia up 3.7 percent to $12,006
- Virginia Commonwealth University up 3.9 percent to $9,885.
- Virginia Military Institute up 4.9 percent to $13,835.
- Virginia Tech up 3.9 percent to $10,923.
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