Barron's Best Buys in College Education

Barron's Best Buys in College Education provides an essential tool for those seeking a first-rate education at an affordable price. Colleges are selected based on various criteria, including tuition rates, as well as the results of a questionnaire that is filled out by the dean of students and by students. Following are some of the top performers:

- State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is listed in the ninth edition of Barron's Best Buys in College Education. It is one of 247 colleges and universities listed, and one of only five SUNY institutions in the book.

- The College of New Jersey has been selected to appear in Barron's Best Buys in College Education. Appearing alongside schools such as Penn State and University of California- Berkeley, the College is one of only 247 institutes of higher education nationwide to receive this honor.

- Hastings College is among only three Nebraska schools and 231 colleges and universities nationwide named a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron's in the tenth edition of its college guide. The College is recognized for its academic rigor, dedicated faculty members, involved students and competitive cost.

- Saint Louis University (SLU) was named one of approximately 220 U.S. colleges and universities that provide "a first-class education at affordable prices". In the publication (11th edition), Barron's calls SLU an "urban research university that refuses to act like one, caring for each individual as a total person and drawing its undergraduates into the life of the surrounding community".

- Truman State University is "a nationally recognized leader in curriculum innovation and one of the best education values in the nation", according to the publication (11th Edition). Truman is also listed as No. 70 on the national "Best Buy" list by Forbes magazine.

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