Fiske Names Baylor A 'best Buy'

September 1, 2009

Baylor University is one of only 44 public and private colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain--and the only Texas Big 12 institution--named a "Best Buy" in the 2010 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges, a best-selling independent source of information for college-bound students and their parents.

The Fiske Guide qualified Baylor as a "Best Buy" based on its ratings of the quality of the University's academic programs in relation to the cost of attendance. Fiske researchers combined the cost data with academic quality and campus lifestyle information about each college and university to determine which institutions offered the best values in higher education.

In February, Baylor also was ranked for the second consecutive year as one of the nation's top 50 "Best Values in Private Colleges and Universities" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

"One of the most important decisions a family will help their son or daughter to make is where he or she will attend college. We are pleased that Baylor is being recognized for providing students and families an outstanding value in higher education," said Dr. Reagan M. Ramsower, BBA '74, MS '76, vice president for finance and administration who oversees enrollment management at Baylor. "Our goal is always to offer students a top quality academic experience, while remaining sensitive to the costs associated with a Baylor education. It is gratifying that our efforts continue to be acknowledged."

Baylor is one of only four Texas universities--all private--to be named to Fiske's "Best Buy" list. Iowa State University is the only other Big 12 university to make the list.