Johns Hopkins ranks among best value universities according to Kiplinger

Publication's annual rankings measure academic quality, affordability

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Johns Hopkins University is one of the best values among private universities according to the business and personal finance publication Kiplinger's Personal Finance, which released its rankings of the top 200 best value colleges today.

Johns Hopkins ranks 16th among private universities, up from 23rd last year. JHU has been among the top 25 every year since Kiplinger's began publishing its best value lists annually in 2007; this year's ranking matches its highest-ever spot on the list (Johns Hopkins was also 16th in 2009).

Kiplinger's publishes two top-100 best value lists: one for private universities, another for liberal arts colleges. The rankings measure academic quality and affordability, with admissions selectiveness and competitiveness, graduation rates, academic support, cost and financial aid, and student indebtedness all factoring into the final score.

The lists were published online today and will also appear in the December issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, which will be available on newsstands on Nov. 5.

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