Kennesaw State named one of nation's most affordable universities

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University earns spot in top 100 among large public U.S. colleges by online college financial site…

Georgia (Apr 16, 2013)University earns spot in top 100 among large public U.S. colleges by online college financial site

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 16, 2013) — Kennesaw State was named one of the top 100 “Most Affordable Large Public Colleges” in the U.S. by AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a website for prospective college students and their parents.

“The inclusion in this listing, along with Kennesaw State’s other recent top national rankings of our academic programs, solidifies the value that the university offers,” said Kim West, associate vice president for Enrollment Services at Kennesaw State.  “The affordability of our university is just one aspect that makes KSU a sensible choice for many students in Georgia.”

College costs have increased more than 450 percent in the past 25 years, nearly five times the rise in wages, according to AffordableCollegesOnline.org.

Kennesaw State’s 2012-13 tuition is less than $3,500 per semester for a full-time in-state student, a cost that remains low even among four-year, doctoral-granting universities in Georgia. Three of Georgia’s large public universities were named to the top 100 list.

To be eligible for the annual listing, colleges and universities must be public, four-year institutions costing less than $15,500. Higher education institutions were chosen after review of data provided by the federal government and the Carnegie Foundation.

AffordableCollegesOnline.org is a website that offers students information about affordable higher education options. The website provides financial aid videos, expert advice and cost savings ideas.

For more information about Kennesaw State, please visit www.kennesaw.edu

For more information on the AffordableCollegesOnline.org listing, please visit www.affordablecollegesonline.org/campus-colleges/most-affordable-large-public-colleges/

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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