URI Ranks No 1 in New England, 13th in Nation for Best Value

We’ve always known that URI was a great investment, but it’s nice to know that The Wall Street Journal’s SmartMoney magazine agrees. The magazine has once again cited the University as one of the best values in higher education. In its nationwide survey examining the relationship between tuition costs and graduates’ earning power, URI is ranked 13th in the nation and first in New England among public and private institutions.

In what it dubbed its “Payback Score,” the magazine assessed public and private colleges on their ability to deliver the best return on investment and sought to quantify the long-term value of a college education based on alumni salaries. When the survey was first published in 2008, URI was ranked 15th for its return on investment.

URI Dean of Admission Cynthia Bonn said, “We are pleased that once again the SmartMoney study has shown that the University provides its students with an excellent education at an affordable price, and prepares them for rewarding careers. It’s exciting to see that the return on the investment in a URI education has continued to improve in recent years, despite the difficult economic situation we are facing as a nation.”