Sul Ross State University is included in “The Nation’s 30 Most Attractive Yet Affordable Campuses,” published recently by

                Sul Ross-Alpine joins a list of public and private institutions from California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York City, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming. Several other Texas colleges and universities made the list, including University of Texas at Dallas; Brazosport College, Lake Jackson; Texas A&M, College Station; Texas Pan-American, Edinburg; and West Texas A&M, Canyon.

                “This ranking is a welcome affirmation of what Sul Ross offers: affordable, quality education in a scenic learning environment,” said Dr. Bill Kibler, President.

                According to, “Schools included on this list had to be qualified as affordable – with one or both of tuition fees and total cost of attendance below the national average. The institutions then also needed to have campuses we deemed to be attractive, based on factors such as green spaces, views and architecturally significant buildings. The lower-ranked colleges tended to be so placed because of their higher costs by comparison with the other inclusions, but towards the top of the list we tried, as far as possible, to take into account both affordability and beauty.”

                In ranking Sul Ross, noted:

                “The official website for Sul Ross State University lists no fewer than 20 places of interest within two hours of its Alpine, Texas campus, including three national parks, three state parks and a dedicated mountain trail. That said, the great outdoors is also sometimes a more immediate part of the learning environment, with foxes, antelopes and deer all known to pass through the school grounds.

                “The naturally beautiful 600-acre campus is situated in a mountain town 4,500 feet above sea level, with the university suggesting that a variety of al fresco jobs are available to those who attend. In-state students pay as little as $6,036 per semester in 2014-15, meaning that outdoorsy types who don’t want to be put out of pocket should put Sul Ross State near the top of their college list.”

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                The average cost of attendance for the 2012-2013 academic year was taken from the National Center for Education Statistics. In all cases, the individual university fees were gathered either at source or from the schools’ profile pages on the U.S. News & World Report colleges website.