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UNI named to list of nation's top 100 'Best Values in Public Colleges' by Kiplinger's

December 11, 2013

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa was ranked in the top 100 "Best Values in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance for 2014.

The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. UNI jumped from No. 95 on the 2013 list to No. 71 on the 2014 list thanks to its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, low sticker price and overall great value.

"We are honored to be acknowledged again as a Best Value Public College by Kiplinger's," said UNI President Bill Ruud. "UNI offers outstanding academic programs taught by dedicated faculty at an affordable cost, which is a value that's hard to beat."

"This year’s top 100 schools have made admirable strides to maintain academic integrity and standards while meeting the financial needs of their students," said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

The full list of schools can be found at