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Appalachian included in Money magazine’s and Forbes’ best value lists

BOONE—Appalachian State University continues to be recognized nationally for providing a quality education at an affordable price.

Money magazine has included the university in its “The Best Colleges for Your Money” online list and Forbes magazine includes Appalachian in its “Top Colleges 2014: Best Schools, Best Value, Best For You.”

Money ranked the 665 schools on its list based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings provided by PayScale.com. Enrollment, acceptance rate and high school GPA data was compiled from the 2012-13 academic year, the latest that was available from the U.S. Department of Education.

Appalachian came in the middle of the pack, tying with 11 other institutions for the 307th spot.

Appalachian was ranked 380th on Forbes’ list of 650 schools. The seventh annual ranking considered student satisfaction, school efficacy, retention rates and four-year graduation rates.

Earlier in August, Appalachian was included in The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of The Best 379 Colleges, as one of 139 colleges in its “Best in the Southeast” section.

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