Our View

Oct 232003
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff


Colleen Buhrer, managing editor

J.J. Babb, design managing editor

Patrick Crossland, state/regional editor

Christopher J. Ortiz, opinion editor

File Under: opinion/our view

The University of Colorado-Boulder can keep its top party-school

ranking because CSU was recently ranked as the 27th best value in

public schools, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance


CSU moved up 22 spots from last year on a list that looks at the

top 100 public colleges in the nation, beating out CU who was

ranked 43 by the magazine. This is in addition to CSU being ranked

55th in the nation by U.S. News World and Reports’ Best Colleges


Hopefully CSU’s improved rankings in legit rankings (sorry CU,

party-school rankings don’t really count) will make it a magnet for

the brightest students in Colorado and out of the state – and bring

in those sorely needed out-of-state tuition dollars.

We know CSU students had to dish out 9 percent more this year in

tuition, but just think about East and West Coast public schools

that saw tuition hikes as high as 30 percent. It might be hard to

think of CSU has a “good deal” when we keep facing tuition hikes,

but putting it into perspective of other peer institutes, we are

doing A-OK.

As long we stay competitive with peer institutions like

Washington State University, the University of Utah and the

University of Wyoming, we should be able to draw in students

looking to get an affordable and respectable education. Take that






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