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SUNY Plattsburgh Moves Up in Kiplinger's 'Best Value' Rankings

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 13, 2009) - For the second year in a row, the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh has been ranked by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine for being among the best values in public higher education nationwide.

For in-state students, SUNY Plattsburgh ranked 79th out of 100 institutions that made the cut. For out-of-state students, the college ranked 62nd out of 100. Last year, Plattsburgh State ranked 97th and 79th for in-state and out-of-state students, respectively.

"In Kiplinger's exclusive rankings, we give you the top 100 public schools that, in our judgment, combine outstanding value with a first-class education," wrote Senior Associate Editor Jane Bennett Clark in her article on article on the winners.

The criteria used to rank the campuses are academic quality, cost, and financial aid. The top 100 campuses were selected from a pool of more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities.

"We are honored to have Kiplinger's recognize our efforts for the second year in a row," said College President John Ettling. "We feel it is important to keep our costs in line while ensuring a high quality experience, especially in this economy. This ranking validates what we have always known - that for students who are looking for a top-notch academic experience at a reasonable cost, SUNY Plattsburgh is a good fit."

For more information on the rankings and methodology, visit http://content.kiplinger.com/tools/colleges/

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