UMD Named a 2019 Best Value
High Scores on Affordability, Quality in Influential Rankings
The University of Maryland is one of the best values in higher education, according to new rankings from two personal finance publications.
Money listed Maryland as the No. 1 value among public colleges in the state of Maryland and 28th among public colleges nationwide. The university placed 43rd overall among 744 institutions across the country that met the publication’s required criteria.
Kiplinger rated UMD as the No. 10 value in the nation for in-state students, and the 16th best public college 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.