In the on-again, off-again saga of area colleges and rankings, Rice University has again slipped from Princeton Review’s Top 10 Best Value Colleges for 2014.
The list, released Jan. 28, includes 150 higher education institutions, 75 public and 75 private. Only the top 10 in each category are ranked. No Texas school is included among the top 10, either public or private.
In 2009, Princeton Review ranked Rice as No. 4 among the Top 10 private institutions for best value. Last year, as well as in 2010, Rice landed at No. 7. In 2011, Rice was ranked one fo the 50 best values but not in the top 10. The Univerisity was ranked No. 5 in 2012.
This year, as in various years previously, Rice is not ranked but is included among the 75 private schools listed. Other Texas schools that made the unranked list are University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas A&M University in College Station and the University of Houston.
According to Princeton Review, the Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges for 2014 are:
1. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2. New College of Florida, Sarasota
3. University of Virginia, Charlottesville
4. North Carolina State University, Raleigh
5. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
6. University of California, Los Angeles
7. University of Florida, Gainesville
8. The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
9. Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo.
10. State University of New York, Binghamton