#4 ACCORDING TO U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

SUL ROSS RANKS HIGH IN AFFORDABLITY

U.S.  NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKS SUL ROSS IN TOP 10 MOST AFFORDABLE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

    Sul Ross State University is ranked fourth in the list of public universities with the lowest in-state tuition and fees, according to a U.S. News and World Report article.
    A Jan. 14 article by Kelsey Sheehy, “10 Low-Cost Public Colleges for In-State Students,” listed Sul Ross as the fourth-lowest-priced for in-state tuition and fees during the 2013-2014 academic year. Sul Ross’ resident tuition and fees of $4,754 ranked behind only the University of Wyoming ($4,404); Elizabeth City (N.C.) State University ($4,428); and Louisiana State University-Alexandria ($4,617). No other Texas public universities were ranked in the top 10 list.
    Sheehy’s article noted that resident tuition and required fees at public universities averaged $8,539 for 2013-2014, compared to $19,465 for non-residents, based on data reported by 403 ranked public colleges in an annual U.S. News survey.  
    “Not only is in-state tuition cheaper than that charged out-of-state-students, it is also a fraction of the more than $30,000 average tuition and fees at private universities,” Sheehy’s article noted.
    “Sul Ross is a well-kept secret,” said Dr. Quint Thurman, interim President.  “Located in Alpine, Texas our students enjoy an idyllic, college town experience that features small class sizes, excellent instruction, caring faculty and staff, and arguably the best weather year-round anywhere in the U.S. At Sul Ross students receive the equivalent of a small, private school education for the cost of the most affordable public institution of higher education in Texas.”
    A link to the article may be found at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/the-short-list-college/art...
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