Stony Brook University has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 best values in US public and private colleges for 2015. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.
Stony Brook is ranked No. 126 in a combined list of public and private institutions nationwide. Among public institutions, SBU ranks 33rd for in-state students and 25th for out-of state students.
Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker prices, financial aid and average debt at graduation.
The complete rankings, including the top schools overall as well as the best values in public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges, are available online at kiplinger.com/links/college.