Queens College has earned itself a place on the top ten list for the nation’s “Best Value” colleges, according to a new survey conduced by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.
The Flushing college, located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd., was named a “2015 Best Value College” by the finance magazine, which ranks four-year colleges that bring together outstanding academics with affordable costs.
Queens College was named among the top ten schools in the “24 Best College Values Under $30,000/Year 2015,” and was included in the category “Kiplinger’s Best College Values (Public Colleges).” The complete list is available at kiplinger.com/links/college.
“We salute this year’s top schools,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. “Balancing top-quality education with affordable cost is a challenge for families in today’s economy, which is why Kiplinger’s rankings are such a valuable resource. The schools on the 2015 list offer students the best of both worlds.”
Queens College was also selected by The Princeton Review as one of 200 schools profiled in its recent book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In – 2015 Edition.”
“We highly recommend Queens College and all of our ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’ schools,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review and lead author of the book. “They stand out for their excellent academics, impressive career preparation services, and affordability to students with need – via comparatively low sticker prices, generous financial aid, or both. Plus their students graduate with great career prospects.”
Earlier this month, Queens College was also acknowledged as a top producer of Fulbright students by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The Fulbright Program is the nation’s flagship international educational exchange program in which students, who are selected for their academic merit and leadership, are given grants to study, teach English and conduct research in more than 140 countries.