UT Dallas Climbs Forbes’ List of Best Value Colleges in U.S.

University Ranked No. 1 among Texas Public Universities, Earned Recognition for Quality, Cost


Newswise — The University of Texas at Dallas was named the best value public university in Texas, according to the newly released rankings of America’s Best Value Colleges 2019 by Forbes.

The list highlights schools with the highest quality and best financial outcomes. UT Dallas is tied for 15th among U.S. public universities and moved up from 61st last year to tied for 31st among public and private U.S. institutions.

“While no single metric or ranking can capture the full picture of our dynamic university, this particular ranking speaks highly of our value to students and their families,” UT Dallas President Richard C. Benson said

Forbes compiled its fourth annual ranking of the 300 Best Value Colleges by comparing data on 645 colleges and universities across all 50 states. The schools were evaluated in six areas: quality, net price, net debt, alumni earnings, timely graduation and access for low-income students.

The 2019 list evaluates both public and private institutions offering four-year degrees.

“Our students are among the smartest and most talented in the nation,” said Dr. Jessica Murphy, dean of undergraduate education at UT Dallas. “I am thrilled to learn that this ranking shows that UT Dallas is giving them the knowledge and tools they need to be successful after graduation.” 

In January, UT Dallas was also named on The Princeton Review’s annual list of Best Value Colleges for the seventh consecutive year

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