Comparing the value of education to the price students pay in tuition, UNC ranked second in best-valued schools in the U.S., according to The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education College Rankings.
According to The Wall Street Journal, UNC students pay roughly $10,000 for tuition on average due to financial aid programs that help lower and middle-income students afford college. UNC has programs in place, such as Carolina Covenant Scholars, which ensure students with families who make less than double the federal poverty level graduate debt free.
This sentiment to an affordable education was reaffirmed by Chancellor Carol Folt.
“As we remain steadfast in our mission of serving the public in our state and around the world, we will continue to make a world-class education affordable, conduct ground-breaking research and lead in innovation for the future,” Folt said in a statement.
Many students have expressed their own ideas for why UNC ranked so highly compared to other universities.