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Colorado State Ranked 27th in the Nation for Quality Education and Affordability by Kiplinger's Magazine
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine has ranked Colorado State University 27th in the nation for quality education and affordability in their annual 100 Best Values in Public Colleges rankings. The top 100 universities on Kiplinger's list are selected based upon quality alone and then ranked based on a combination of quality and cost measures. The formula places a two-thirds weight on quality and one-third on value (See www.kiplinger.com in the "Top 100 College Values" section of the Web site for the complete rankings and methodology.)
Other Colorado universities listed in Kiplinger's top 100 include Colorado School of Mines at 25th and the University of Colorado-Boulder at 43rd. U.S. News and World Report ranked Colorado State 55th in the nation among public doctoral universities in this year's "Best Colleges" edition.
The magazine rankings follow a series of honors for the university and its programs this year. Colorado State was awarded $56 million in federal grants this month from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation to establish two research centers at the university and to partner on a third in Massachusetts. The centers showcase Colorado State as a world-class research institution in the areas of infectious disease, biotechnology, engineering and weather.
Colorado State recently ranked among the nation's top 5 percent of public and private institutions of higher education receiving federal research and development financial support in engineering and the sciences, according to the National Science Foundation. In addition to ranking among the nation's top universities receiving overall research funding when compared with other public research universities without medical schools, Colorado State ranked second in the nation in federal research and development support.
The Professional Veterinary Medical program is ranked second in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in this year's ranking of veterinary medicine programs by the magazine. It was the only veterinary medical program in the western states to be ranked among the top 10.
Other honors the university has received recently include: the Templeton
Foundation lists Colorado State as a top character-building institution;
the vocational/technical education program ranked in the top 10 graduate
programs of its kind in the country by U.S. News and World Report; the
University's occupational therapy program also was included in U.S. News'
top 10 graduate programs in this discipline and was honored as a Program
of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education in 2001;
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