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Released September 13, 2002
W named best value among Southern master's universities for two consecutive years
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- For two consecutive years, Mississippi University for Women has been named the best value among all Southern master's universities by U.S. News & World Report. It is the sixth time in nine years that The W has been ranked a best value or best buy.
In addition to being named the No. 1 best value on Wednesday, MUW was ranked eighth among best public universities in the Southern master's category. There were 572 universities in the best universities category, and they were ranked within four geographic areas-North, South, Midwest and West.
"We are very pleased to learn of the continuation of this honor since it stresses the quality of our programs as well as the cost of attendance for our students. We are also pleased to note the other institutions so honored. MUW is indeed in good company," said Dr. Claudia Limbert, MUW president.
To determine which colleges and universities offer the best value, the U.S. News formula focuses on the school's academic quality and the cost of attending the school.
"America's Best Colleges," the newsstand book that contains all of the U.S. News college rankings, is slated to go on sale Monday, Sept. 16.
In addition to being recognized by U.S. News, MUW recently was ranked 69 of the top 100 best public colleges in America by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
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