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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 25, 2006

(Mahwah) – Ramapo College of New Jersey was listed in the February 2006 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as among the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges.”  The headline continues, Yes, you can still get a first-class education at a reasonable price.”

In explanatory notes on how the 100 were chosen, Kimberly Lankford, who authored the article wrote, Schools that top Kiplinger’s list are noteworthy for the combination of top-flight academics and affordable costs.”  Kiplinger’s looked at more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities, using measures including the percentage of freshmen scoring 600 or higher on the verbal and math components of the SAT, student/faculty ratio and graduation rates.  In addition, schools were ranked based on cost and financial aid, the average cost for a student with need after subtracting grants, the average cost for a student without need after subtracting non-need based grants, the average percentage of need met by aid and the average debt a student accumulates before graduation.

This is external confirmation of what Ramapo faculty, staff and students have known for a long time:  Ramapo belongs among the state, region and country’s most respected public colleges,” said Peter Goetz, vice provost for enrollment management.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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