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Press Release for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Forbes Names University of North Florida 2018 ‘Best Value College’

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2102

When it comes to value, the University of North Florida is among the top universities in the country, according to a new ranking from Forbes.


UNF has been named a Forbes 2018 "Best Value College" and is among an exclusive class of only 300 schools nationwide ranked to help students as well as families evaluate the likely return on their investment. The University is the only Northeast Florida higher education institution to land on the list.


"We're pleased to be included on this list and take great pride in being nationally recognized by some very elite organizations for delivering an exceptional education at an extraordinary value," said UNF President John Delaney.


The 2018 Forbes Best Value College ranking indexes schools that deliver the best bang for the tuition buck based on net price of tuition, net debt, alumni earnings, timely graduation, school quality and access for low-income students. Forbes used data collected from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and PayScale, the world's largest salary database.


The Forbes list evaluates institutions offering four-year degrees and doesn't include private for-profit schools such as the University of Phoenix or DeVry University. In-state tuition is used for state universities.


This latest recognition comes on the heels of UNF receiving several other national designations, including U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "Best Online Programs," Kiplinger's Personal Finance's "Best College Value of 2018," 2018 "Best in the Southeast" by Princeton Review, 2018 "Best Regional" University by U.S. News & World Report, 2018 "Best Colleges" by College Factual, to name a few.


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.