Nebraska U rated among nation’s most affordable universities

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Nebraska U rated among nation’s most affordable universities

A top 10 rise for the College of Engineering and another strong showing by the College of Business headline the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s progress in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report rankings of online master’s degree programs.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln continues to be counted among the nation’s best value colleges.

Featured by The Princeton Review, the Best Value Colleges 2023 list includes 209 schools — 74 of which are, like UNL, public institutions. The list is built on a return-on-investment rating that considers more than 40 data points, ranging from alumni salaries and career impacts on the world to academic rigor and graduation rates.

Nebraska U is the Cornhusker State’s only public higher education institution in the 2023 Best Value Colleges list.

“Inclusion in The Princeton Review ranking reflects our greatest priorities as a land-grant institution — to provide access to an affordable college education to all Nebraskans and beyond,” said James Volkmer, interim associate vice chancellor for Academic Services and Enrollment Management. “Nebraska offers our students an outstanding, affordable education and experiential learning opportunities that lead to meaningful careers — all as one of the best tuition values among Big Ten schools and with less student debt than the national average.”

The rankings reinforce that the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, as the smallest public Big Ten institution, is uniquely positioned to meet its commitment to offering one-to-one connections where every person and every interaction matters. Key findings include the university’s ability to offer access to undergraduate research opportunities, internships and job placement supports.

The Princeton Review credits University of Nebraska–Lincoln instructors for being passionate in supporting student success and for teaching from “real world” experience. The university is also noted for offering “great scholarships” and “fantastic financial aid and scholarship programs that make it very affordable to attend.”

The Princeton Review is a tutoring, test preparation and college admissions services company that annually publishes a number of college guides, such as “Colleges That Create Futures.” Its headquarters are in New York City. It is not affiliated with Princeton University.

“(The Best Value Colleges) share three exceptional distinctions — stellar academics, strong career prospects for their graduates, and affordable cost via generous financial aid and/or a comparatively low sticker price,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief for the publication. “For these reasons, and many others, our Best Value Colleges are truly a select group. They comprise only about 8% of the nation’s 2,637 four-year undergraduate degree-granting institutions.”

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