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Students are getting a better bang for their buck at UT Dallas than at any other public university in the state, according to Forbes.

In newly released rankings, the school came in first place for best value public university in Texas.

“While no single metric or ranking can capture the full picture of our dynamic university, this particular ranking speaks highly of our value to students and their families,” UT Dallas President Richard C. Benson said.

To calculate the rankings, Forbes compared data from 645 colleges and universities nationwide. Schools were evaluated on six areas, including quality, net price, net debt, alumni earnings, timely graduation and access for low-income students.

The university is tied for 15th place among US public universities and tied for 31st place among public and private colleges nationwide. The only Texas school that ranked higher than UT Dallas is Rice University, a private institution in Houston.