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University of Missouri named "Best Buy" in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018

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Schools that make the Best Buy list, fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category. (AP) Schools that make the Best Buy list, fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category. (AP)
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As the cost of college increases nationwide, students and parents are more concerned than ever about making smart financial decisions and being sure to get the most “bang for their buck.”

The University of Missouri has recently been recognized as a “school on the rise” and one of the top universities for its price by being named a “Best Buy” school in the 2018 edition of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.”

For more than 30 years, the guide has been a resource for parents and students in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Schools that make the Best Buy list, fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category.

The Fiske guide’s profile of Mizzou called attention to other specific factors that make the university a “Best Buy” option, including:

  • High-profile academic programs, such as journalism, agriculture, health sciences, business, music and engineering.
  • Diversity initiatives, including the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center and an inclusivity orientation for all incoming students.
  • Mizzou Alternative Breaks, the country’s largest alternative breaks program, which conducted 175 service trips this year.
  • Study abroad opportunities, which allow students to choose from more than 250 programs in 50 countries.
  • Nearly 80 Freshman Interest Groups which are offered in the residence halls. About one in four students are a member of a FIG. Mizzou’s FIGs program has earned national recognition and contributes to Mizzou’s above-average retention rates.

Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, also made the 2018 list.

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