A best value

For the second straight year, Indiana University Bloomington has been recognized by Washington Monthly for being one of the nation’s top values in higher education.

In its 2014 “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings, which are based on the economic value students receive per dollar, the non-profit publication that covers Beltway politics and government, culture and media ranked IU Bloomington eighth among larger national universities and 20th among the 1,540 universities and colleges it reviewed. Among larger national universities, IU Bloomington was once again tops in the Big Ten, followed by Rutgers University (14) and Purdue University (19).

IU Bloomington has once again been named a best value by Washington Monthly magazine.

IU Bloomington has once again been named a best value by Washington Monthly magazine.

While rankings only reflect part of the overall college experience, it’s satisfying to see such recognition for IU’s commitment to keeping a quality education affordable, which includes recent efforts like the new “Finish in Four” program and several initiatives designed to help keep tuition costs low and control student debt levels.

The rankings appear in the magazine’s September/October issue. Go here to read more about the methodology behind and insights into the rankings.

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