UNO Named One of Newsweek's Most Affordable Colleges

“We pride ourselves on the fact that we offer a superb education at an excellent value,” said UNO President Peter J. Fos. “Especially in these trying economic times, it’s vitally important that we prepare our students to succeed in their chosen field without the burden of excessive debt.”

Here is Newsweek’s description of how the list was compiled: “For this year’s college rankings, we considered affordability on a college-by-college basis as a metric of long-term affordability. In other words, the schools that landed atop of our most affordable list may not have the lowest sticker price, but when measured through a lens of the potential earnings with a degree from each institution as well as the average debt level of graduates, these are the schools where students are most able to shoulder the cost of their degree—and where the education has a proven record of being a valuable investment relative to other schools.”

To compile the list, four factors were considered: debt, total cost, financial aid and future earnings. For more on the methodology of the rankings and the list of colleges, click here.

This is not the first time UNO has been singled out for its affordability. Last year, UNO made U.S. News & World Report’s list of national universities whose students graduate with the lightest debt loads.