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Press Release for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Names UNF 2015 Best Value Public College

Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102 

 The University of North Florida has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s 2015 list of 100 best values in public colleges for the fourth consecutive year. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.

“With top-notch academic programs and amazing out-of-classroom experiences, all at an affordable cost, UNF provides an exceptional value that’s hard to beat. We take great pride in being recognized by some very elite organizations for our efforts,” said UNF President John Delaney.

This latest recognition comes on the heels of UNF receiving several other national designations, including the 2015 Best Online College by the Affordable Colleges Foundation, Best Regional University, Best Online Programs and Best Online Graduate Education Program, all by U.S. News& World Report, Best in the Southeast and Best Value College, both by Princeton Review, Best College by College Factual and Top Florida College for Return on Investment by The College Database, to name a few.

“We salute this year’s top schools,” said Janet Bodnar, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine editor. “Balancing top-quality education with affordable cost is a challenge for families in today’s economy, which is why Kiplinger’srankings are such a valuable resource. The schools on the 2015 list offer students the best of both worlds.”

The complete rankings, including the top schools overall, as well as the best values in public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges, are available online at . The rankings will also appear in the February issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, available on newsstands January 6.

For nine decades, the Kiplinger organization has led the way in personal finance and business forecasting. Founded in 1920 by W.M. Kiplinger, the company developed one of the nation’s first successful newsletters in modern times. The Kiplinger Letter, launched in 1923, remains the longest continuously published newsletter in the United States. Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Kiplinger editors remain dedicated to delivering sound, unbiased advice for families and businesses in clear, concise language.

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.