NEWS BRIEF By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.
ONE FEATHER STAFF
Last week, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lost a buzzer beater to rival Duke on the hard court. But, they won a very valuable contest nationwide.
UNC – Chapel Hill was named the 2012 Best Value Public College in America by the Princeton Review. The top 10 public colleges included: 1 – UNC – Chapel Hill, 2 – University of Virginia, 3 – New College of Florida, 4 – State University of New York at Binghamton, 5 – University of Wisconsin, 6 – College of William and Mary, 7 – University of Florida, 8 – University of Georgia, 9 – University of Washington, and 10 – University of Texas at Austin.
“The Best Value Colleges for 2012 were selected based upon institutional data and student opinion surveys collected from Fall 2010 through Fall 2011,” said a statement from the Princeton Review. “Broadly speaking, the factors we weighed covered undergraduate academics, costs and financial aid.”
According to information from the Princeton Review, UNC had an enrollment during that period of 17,943 and in-state students paid tuition of $5,128 and out-of-state students paid $24,954.
And, an overwhelming majority of those students graduate.
“UNC-Chapel Hill graduates 81 percent of undergraduates in four years, and 90 percent in six years,” information from the school states. “In 2010, 97 percent of first-year students returned for their sophomore year.”