A&T Shines in Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2023 Edition

By Todd Simmons / 06/28/2023 Academic Affairs

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 28, 2023) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the most affordable doctoral research university in the nation in Money magazine’s newly released Best Colleges 2023 issue.

Money started with a list of 2,400 campuses, which it culled to 736 that met the magazine’s standards for enrollment, graduation rates, financial stability and reliability of data. Its ensuing analysis evaluated schools for value, looking at the quality of education provided, affordability and outcomes, including employment, value-added earnings, return on investment and economic mobility.

North Carolina A&T was among 25 North Carolina universities to make the cut, and earned 3.5 stars on the magazine’s 5-star rating system. Other campuses ranked at 3.5 include Baylor, Spelman, the University of Miami, Drew, Georgia State, Southern Methodist and Winston-Salem State, to name a few.

A&T’s “estimated full price for 2023-24” as computed by Money is $19,500, making it the nation’s most affordably priced doctoral research campus in the rankings. After the average financial aid grant is factored in, that average cost is lowered to $9,800 per year. For lower-income students, the cost drops to $7,400 per year.

That makes A&T not only the best deal for a doctoral, research university education in North Carolina, but the best in the nation.

“Our students enjoy outstanding value, and our alumni, strong earning potential,” said Joseph Montgomery, associate vice provost for Enrollment Management at A&T. “Those are major reasons why we are America’s largest historically Black, doctoral research university, and why employers come to A&T in such large numbers each year to hire our graduates.”  

See the rankings in their entirety at https://money.com/best-colleges/.

Media Contact Information: thsimmons@ncat.edu

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