SUU Again Named Nation’s Best BuyOctober 15, 2012
Author: Jen Burt
Southern Utah University is pleased to announce its second consecutive designation as one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” What’s more: SUU stand out among the 100 colleges and universities across the nation to successfully balance academic excellence and affordability, touting the second lowest annual tuition among the group.
In its annual appraisal of colleges and universities across the nation, Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. has selected SUU as one of only 13 schools in the western U.S. to be included in the list, proving SUU has undoubtedly made its mark as an exceptional institution offering both quality and value to students across the region. With a very affordable price tag, students and their parents get the most out of their educational investment at Southern Utah University.
According to Associate Vice President for Enrollment Stephen Allen, that is precisely what SUU aims to do each new academic year.
“Being recognized as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys validates SUU’s efforts to provide students with a high quality education at an affordable price,” Allen said.
As close companions to SUU’s mainstay attributes of experiential and personalized education, excellence and value have also become well-known traits of the University, marking solid strides in retention and graduation rates as well as the academic records of incoming classes in recent years.
Allen, who visits with students and parents across the state as they investigate their collegiate options, notes, “SUU is becoming recognized throughout the state and region as the premier institution for a high quality undergraduate experience at an affordable price.”
Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. is an independent research and consulting organization, active in recruiting students for enrollment in higher education institutions. Its mission is to “identify the 100 American colleges and universities providing students the very highest quality education at the lowest cost.”
Each year, the organization conducts its Annual National College Survey, which provides the basis for the rankings. Over one thousand schools participated this year and were evaluated on their academic rigor, tuition fees and housing costs. Institutions may not pay to be included in the resulting listings.