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Ramapo Named to Kiplinger's 'Best Value' College List

College was one of three in the state to make the national list.

Ramapo College President Peter Mercer at a college graduation ceremony. Credit: Patch Photographer.
Ramapo College President Peter Mercer at a college graduation ceremony. Credit: Patch Photographer.
Ramapo College is one of the best values in public education, according to a new  Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 best values in public colleges for 2014. 

The college in Mahwah ranked 66 on a national list of 100 colleges, Kiplinger’s announced in a release this week. According to representatives from Ramapo College, 2014 marks the ninth year in a row the school has made the list, and it is up one spot this year over last.

“It is gratifying to be recognized among our peers for our rigorous academic programs, which is a testament to the dedication and talent of our faculty,” Ramapo College President Peter Mercer said in a release Friday about the ranking.

“[This] news reaffirms our commitment to keeping the cost of a Ramapo education accessible, so as to make a stellar and intimate undergraduate experience available to many.”

Criteria considered included cost, financial aid, average student debt, admission rate, graduation rate, and student-to-faculty ratio.

Two other NJ schools, The College of New Jersey and Rutgers, also made the top 100 list, at numbers 34 and 47, respectively.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill topped the list. See the full ranking here.

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