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New Mexico State University gets 'best value' rating

New Mexico State University is among the schools that "offer the best value for your tuition dollar," according to the 2002 edition of the Kaplan Newsweek College Catalog.

lication based the rating on a national survey of high school guidance counselors. "You don't have to go deep into debt to pay for a top-notch college education," the editors noted in presenting the survey results.

New Mexico State also is on the publication's list of "schools offering the best career services." Colleges and universities on this list were recommended "for their career centers, internship opportunities and/or co-op programs." Co-op programs allow students to earn money, college credit and real-world experience that will help them compete in the job market after graduation.

In addition, the guidance counselor survey ranked New Mexico State among the schools that are most responsive to individual student financial aid needs.

"It is gratifying to receive this kind of national recognition for offering value and service to our students," said New Mexico State University President Jay Gogue. "We strive to excel in these areas, and credit for this honor can be shared by a lot of dedicated faculty and staff members."

The Kaplan Newsweek College Catalog 2002 contains detailed information on more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country. Seventy are recommended as "best values," 26 are on the list of schools offering the best career services, and 33 are recognized for being responsive to individual student financial aid needs.

New Mexico State also has been designated, for five consecutive years, as one of "America's 100 Best College Buys" by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc., an independent research and consulting organization for higher education.