RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 11, 2017)
– The South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology has been named the top university for best value in South Dakota in
Value Colleges study, which ranks universities in categories of
scholarships provided, starting salary, tuition, living costs and retention rates.
SD Mines was named the No. 1 Best Value in South Dakota in 2016, as well.
Dakota Mines is a great value. We are consistently one of the best returns
on investment for a college education in America,” said SD Mines President Heather Wilson.
SmartAsset gave 25 percent weighting
to starting salary, tuition and living costs and 12.5 percent weighting to
scholarship, grants and student retention rate to come up with a ranking of
universities in its analysis. With that ranking, it created an index on a scale
of one to 100. SD Mines ranked nearly 35 points higher than the second-highest
ranked school, South Dakota State University.