Forbes names ASU a "Best Value" school
by Kellen Short
Appalachian State University has been named to Forbes' list of "Best Value Colleges" for 2013.
The annual ranking of the magazine's 25 best value colleges in the United States was released Wednesday.
Forbes ranked ASU 18th in the list of "best buys" with in-state tuition of $6,059 and out-of-state tuition of $18,107, according to the magazine.
The U.S. military academies earned the top five positions in Forbes' listing. Academies such as West Point require military service in exchange for free college education.
Four other North Carolina schools made the ranking: UNC-Chapel Hill (14th), UNC-Asheville (20th), UNC-Wilmington (22nd), and UNC-Charlotte (24th).
Appalachian State University also was ranked 452 of 650 schools in Forbes' list of "America's Top Colleges," which considers other factors aside from value, including student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate and nationally competitive awards.