Penn State ranked among the best value colleges in America

Kiplinger’s new ranking tells us exactly what we already know

Penn State is one of the best value for money schools in the nation, according to a new ranking from Kiplinger. Among all 1200 schools, we rank 217, and in the public college category, Penn State ranks 44.

Kiplinger, a business publisher based in Washington DC, revealed the top colleges that give value for money – a ranking based on admissions data, the total cost of studying, financial aid available, debt upon graduation and expected salary.

The ranking reveals that attending Penn State costs approximately $31k for in-state students, and a hefty $46k for out of state students, leaving the average student with $35k in debt upon graduation. Certainly not a small sum.

That said, a ranking well in the top 15% shows that investing in college at Penn State is certainly worth it. After all, we have the largest alumni network in the nation and the Wall Street Journal even found that companies consider Penn State grads the most employable students in America.

So thanks, Kiplinger. Although we already knew coming here was a good idea.

Featured image from Cait Kramer photography.

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