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By: Micheal Bruckler, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s City, MD- St. Mary’s College of Maryland is one of the nation’s top colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review®.

The education services company named St. Mary’s College as a Best Value College for 2020. The Princeton Review profiled 200 schools selected out of 656 institutions the company considered and surveyed. St. Mary’s College is also ranked #5 on The Princeton Review’s Green Colleges list and included in its annual college guide, “The Best 385 Colleges.”

The Princeton Review chose its Best Value Colleges for 2020 based on data the company collected from its surveys of administrators at 656 colleges in 2018-19. The company also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the schools as well as PayScale.com com surveys of alumni of the schools about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction figures.

“The schools we name as our Best Value Colleges for 2020 comprise only 7 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges,” noted Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief. “They are truly distinctive and diverse in their programs, size, region, and type, yet they are similar in three areas. Every school we selected offers outstanding academics, generous financial aid and/or a relatively low cost of attendance, and stellar career services. We salute St. Mary’s College of Maryland for these exceptional offerings and recommend it highly to college applicants and parents.”