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Money Magazine Names Tarleton State University “Best Colleges in America.”

Money’s analysis showcases the nation’s top colleges and universities based on graduation rates, cost of attendance, financial aid and alumni salaries.

The magazine looked at more than 2,400 four-year public and private nonprofit colleges and universities in the United States. After the evaluation process, only 31 percent of the institutions were honored.

The three main categories were quality of education, affordability and student outcomes.

“This recognition is a tribute to the tremendous work done by our faculty, staff and students,” said Tarleton State President Dr. James Hurley.

“We pride ourselves on offering a university experience where access and opportunity come first. Our commitment to helping students grow academically, socially and professionally through a world-class education is unwavering.”

The star rating system is designed to help students build a list of outstanding schools that fit their budget. Tarleton State received three stars.

Other Texas colleges and universities mentioned on the list include Baylor University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Tarleton State students come from 230 plus Texas counties, 48 ​​states and 47 countries. Over 50 percent are the first in their family to attend college.

As a result of the work of faculty, staff and students, the university turbocharges the economy with a total annual impact of $2 billion for the state.

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