WSU best public university for ‘adding value’ for graduates

graduatePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University ranked No. 4 nationally this month on Money magazine’s list of “50 Colleges that Add the Most Value” – the highest ranked public institution. WSU ranked No. 37 on Money’s “Best Colleges” list among roughly 2,000 four-year universities.

“Most value” criteria include job earnings after graduation, student loan repayment and graduation rates.

“What’s impressive is when a college helps students do far better than would be expected from their academic and economic backgrounds (something we measure with what we call a comparative-value grade),” the introduction to the list reads.

For the overall ranking, the magazine gauged 24 factors in the categories of educational quality, affordability and alumni success.

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