News Release, University of Maryland
Money, a leading source for personal finance news and advice, has Maryland listed as the No. 1 value for public colleges in the state of Maryland, top 30 (No. 28) for public colleges nationwide and top 50 (No. 43) overall among 744 schools in the nation. Kiplinger lists UMD as the No. 10 value for in-state students and the top 20 (No. 16) value for out-of-state students seeking an education at a public university. Maryland is ranked 101 overall.
In both rankings, universities are recognized for the quality of education in relation to college affordability for the average student. Both Kiplinger and Money assess a variety of factors to determine value such as overall cost, average debt upon graduation, financial aid opportunities, and early career earnings among others.
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