Kiplinger’s ranks Clemson among Best College Values of 2018

Clemson University once again has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of 300 Best College Values of 2018. The Clemson University Media Relations Department reports that Clemson is ranked the 31st best value for in-state students at a public university and 35th for out-of-state students. Kiplinger’s quality measures, which are weighted more heavily than cost, include the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation. Unlike other rankings, which include subjective criteria in their assessments, Kiplinger restricts its analysis to measurable standards of academic quality and affordability, according to the publication. The full rankings are now available online at and will appear in print in the February 2018 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance on newsstands Jan. 9.