FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 19, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
National Publication Recognizes
EMU as Best Tuition Value
YPSILANTI Eastern Michigan University is one of only two Mid-American
Conference (MAC) schools named a Best Value for the Tuition Dollar
by The Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges
2004 (Kaplan Publishing).
The other MAC school was Miami University (Ohio).
EMU also was one of only two Michigan schools to make the list. The University
of Michigan Ann Arbor also was cited. Among EMUs peer institutions,
only the University of Delaware made the list.
Authors Trent Anderson and Seppy Basili surveyed high school guidance counselors
who named EMU a best value institution by weighing the cost against the quality
Eastern Michigan is truly a bargain. Its a gem for students. Our
University is affordable and very diverse with students from more than 100 foreign
countries. No where else at any public university can you get small class instruction
for such a low cost. They (the authors) are just verifying what we have been
saying for a long time, said Courtney McAnuff, vice president for enrollment
services at EMU.
The second annual college guide publishes the results from a national telephone
survey of public, private and Catholic high school guidance counselors from
328 institutions. In addition to statistical information, guidance counselors
provided their insights about the colleges and universities with which they
were most familiar. The guide is free of paid advertising from the profiled
The survey was conducted by Market Measurement, a national market research
firm that utilized a random sample of U.S. high schools obtained from Dun &
Bradstreet. The guide is available in bookstores for $20.
Other institutions on the list are Arizona State University, Indiana University
Bloomington, Auburn University (Ala.), Florida State University, Duke
University (N.C.) and Purdue University West Lafayette (Ind.).
Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive metropolitan university
programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills
and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.