Mines top ranked Colorado university in Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in Public Colleges 2011
The University of Colorado ranked 85th while Colorado State University ranked 90th. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came in first.
The magazine bases its rankings on a combination of academics and affordability looking at data from nearly 500 traditional, public, four-year universities with broad-based curricula. In its scoring system, academic quality carries more weight than costs.