USM Schools Named “Best Values in Public Colleges” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Adelphi, Md. (Jan. 4, 2011) -- Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has named several University System of Maryland (USM) institutions to its list of "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" for 2011.

The USM schools honored are the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), Salisbury University, Towson University, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

UMCP ranked 5th on the 2011 list, moving from 8thth in 2010 and 9th in 2009.

"Virtually all of the schools we list raised their price in 2010-11, but the University of Maryland, which maintained a tuition freeze for four straight years, kept this year's total increase to less than $600," the magazine reports. "The first-class flagship continues its march up our rankings..."

The magazine ranked Salisbury University 60th on its list, Towson University 78th and UMBC 91st.

The "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" coverage from Kiplinger's can be read at


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