The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named one of the best colleges for academics, affordability and career prospects by The Princeton Review.
When examining everything from academics, cost and student debt to statistics on graduation rates and alumni salaries, Carolina earned the No. 33 ranking on the list of “Colleges That Pay You Back,” which was released Feb. 3.
To determine a “Return-on-Education” rating, list-makers weighted more than 40 data points based on information collected from surveys of administrators and students at 650 colleges. The Princeton Review also incorporated data from PayScale.com surveys of alumni of the same schools.
The list is an expansion of The Princeton Review’s annual “Best Value Colleges” rankings, which has named UNC-Chapel Hill as the top public university for 14 consecutive years.