The guide has an â€śIndex by Priceâ€ť that groups public and private institutions into four price categories, from inexpensive to very expensive, but also suggests a number of schools that offer outstanding academics with relatively moderate prices. In 2013, Fiske designated 41 such institutionsâ€”20 public and 21 privateâ€”as Best Buys.
All of the â€śBest Buyâ€ť schools fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category and have stellar academics ratings, according to the publication.
Fiske described RIT as follows: â€śRIT is the largest of New Yorkâ€™s three major technological universities. The school is strong in anything related to computing, art and design, and engineering. â€¦ Photography and imaging are among tops in the nation. RIT is devoted to undergraduates.â€ť
â€śWe are not surprised to see this latest recognition of the progress RIT has made in moving into the ranks of the nationâ€™s finest colleges and universities,â€ť RIT President Bill Destler says. â€śWe are especially pleased to see the quality of our programs in computers, engineering, and the fine arts endorsed by this respected guide to colleges and universities for prospective students.â€ť