SUNY Oswego has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s list of 100 best values in public colleges for 2015. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.
Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to metrics that include the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker prices, financial aid and average debt at graduation.
SUNY Oswego’s distinctive Oswego Guarantee, which holds a student’s cost for room and meal plans consistent for four consecutive years, helps keep costs down for families over four years.
The Kiplinger rankings, however, are based on first-year costs alone and do not figure in this aspect of Oswego’s cost advantage. The complete Kiplinger rankings are available online at kiplinger.com/links/college.