MONEY magazine identifies SRU as a ‘best value’

North Hall Slippery Rock University

July 14, 2017

Money magazine

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - For the second consecutive year, Slippery Rock University has been recognized by MONEY Magazine as one of the nation's best value universities, making the list of the publication's "Best Colleges for the Money."

"It is a privilege to have Slippery Rock University be named as one of the best in the nation for delivering a high-quality education at great value to our students," said SRU President Cheryl Norton. "Our faculty and staff work very hard to deliver an educational experience that is not only ROCK solid, but one that will prepare our students to make a difference no matter where their life's journey should lead them."

To determine which of the country's four-year colleges and universities deliver the most value, MONEY editors determined that a university or college had to:

-Have at least 500 students.
-Have sufficient, reliable data to be analyzed.
-Not be in financial distress.
-Have a graduation rate that was at or above the median for its institutional category (public or private), or have a high "value-added" graduation rate (score in the top 25 percent of MONEY's test of graduation rates after accounting for the average test scores and percentage of low income students among an institution's enrollees).

A total of 711 schools met these requirements and were ranked on 27 factors in three categories, including: quality of education, affordability and outcomes (alumni success) from information gathered by PayScale.com.

MONEY also used statistical techniques to turn all data points into a single score and ranked the schools based on those scores.

A complete list of MONEY's best value universities can be found at: http://time.com/money/best-colleges/rankings/best-colleges/. MONEY's ranking methodology can be viewed at: http://time.com/money/4846386/how-money-ranks-best-colleges-2017/.

MEDIA CONTACT: Robb King | 724.738.2199 | robert.king@sru.edu