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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Panhandle State Amongst Highest Opportunity Seeking Colleges

Panhandle State Communications on 09/28/2022

There is a long list of reasons students choose Panhandle State for their dreams of a higher education. Low student to teacher ratio, more than 35 degree plans, designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution, many athletic opportunities, but affordability is one of the top attractions for students attending Panhandle State.

For the first time, Panhandle State has been recognized as a Top College for Least Student Loan Debt by U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings.

“The announcement confirms what most people know about Panhandle State,” remarks Erin Moore, Director of Financial Aid. “We continue to be the clear choice for an affordable and quality education in the region.”

With many opportunities for scholarships, both athletic and academic, many students find the task of financing their education at Panhandle State an easy puzzle to solve. From the Panhandle Promise scholarship for those choosing to enter the field of education in the Panhandle region, athletic scholarships, to the hundreds of scholarships available through the Panhandle State Foundation, many students find themselves with excellent financial aid packages to help them realize their dream of the affordable education at Panhandle State.

University President, Dr. Julie Dinger stated, “Our number one goal is to help students realize their dream of a college education. I’m grateful to U.S. News for recognizing the importance of removing the financial barriers of accessing a college degree with this ranking.”

With careful planning to utilize all options available to students such as academic scholarships from the university, Panhandle State Foundation’s scholarships, and outside sources such as civic clubs and churches, coupled with federal aid and grants, students can develop robust options to help pay for the cost of their education.

“We work diligently to keep costs down without sacrifice to the student experience,” stated Liz McMurphy, Vice President of Fiscal Affairs. “We believe students will continue to choose Panhandle State because of the opportunities offered.”