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DU named a best value in private education

The University of Denver has been named one of America’s best values in private higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. DU ranks No. 65 on Kiplinger’s 2010–11 “Best Values in Private Colleges” rankings. The University is the only school in Colorado included on the list of 100 private institutions.

The magazine ranked schools by academic quality and the net price students pay to attend, with quality accounting for two-thirds of the total.

Working with data on more than 600 private institutions provided by Peterson’s, the magazine sorted the schools first based on quality measures including admission rates, test scores of incoming freshmen, and four- and five-year graduation rates. The institutions then were re-ranked to account for cost data including tuition, fees, room and board and financial aid.

Princeton University took the top spot on the list of private college rankings while Swarthmore topped the list of liberal arts colleges.

The annual Kiplinger 100 rankings appear in the December 2010 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, which arrives on newsstands Nov. 9. The rankings are available at

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