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NC State Listed as Top 10 Value By Three Major Rankings

North Carolina State University was listed as the 10th best value among public universities by Kiplinger earlier this week, showing that NC State provides an excellent education at an affordable price. Kiplinger is the third prominent list of university rankings to place NC State in the top 10 for value in the past year.

In 2009, NC State was listed as the third best value among public universities by U.S. News & World Report, and the sixth best value among public universities in the rankings from USA Today and the Princeton Review.

“Our goal is to provide our students with a quality education while keeping tuition affordable,” says Dr. Warwick Arden, interim provost and executive vice chancellor at NC State. “Combining first-class quality with affordability is the definition of value in higher education. By any measure, NC State passes that test with flying colors.”

NC State demonstrates its commitment to a low debt load for its graduates by keeping tuition low, and by directing money toward grants and scholarships that low- and middle-income students can use in lieu of loans to pay for school.

NC State students are not only learning in the classroom, they are developing innovative solutions to real-world problems. From helping to mitigate the mental effects of aging to the development of cutting-edge medical technology, students are given the opportunity to put knowledge into practice. NC State students are among the nation’s leaders in winning the most prestigious academic awards available, including Goldwater, Marshall and Gates Cambridge scholarships.

The quality of NC State’s research programs, and its commitment to working with state and national industries, is also reflected in the fact that it places third among national universities (that do not have medical schools) in the amount of research funding received from industries.