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North Carolina A&T State University has been ranked among North Carolina’s top 10 by MONEY magazine Best Colleges.

In a special report released in July, MONEY determined the best four-year colleges and universities that offer the most value. In this report, value equals a great education at an affordable price that helps students launch promising careers.

The methodology uses 21 factors including six-year graduation rate, peer quality, instructor quality, net price of the degree, debt, affordability for low to moderate income students and others, across three categories – quality of education, affordability and outcomes – each equaling one-third of the overall weight.

“It is encouraging to have N.C. A&T be ranked among the top of North Carolina’s 56 4-year institutions,” said Provost Joe B. Whitehead. “We strive daily to create learning opportunities that will position our students for success after graduation.”

MONEY initially assessed approximately 1,500 of the United States’ colleges and universities. In an initial cut, the magazine screened out the schools with graduation rates below the median and those facing financial difficulty. That left 736 institutions to rank, 24 of those are in North Carolina.

A&T is a doctoral/research, land-grant institution that offers 57 undergraduate degrees across 106 concentrations, 30 masters’ degrees across 52 concentrations and nine doctoral degrees across 12 concentrations.

For additional information about the university and options for post-secondary education, visit the university’s website. [link: http://www.ncat.edu/academics/index.html]