BATON ROUGE - LSU has been selected as a best value on both Kiplinger's Personal Finance's list of the “Best Values in Public Colleges, 2013” and “The Princeton Review 100 Best Value Colleges for 2013,” presented by USA Today.

“LSU has consistently been ranked as a best value by publications like Kiplinger's and Princeton Review,” said LSU Interim President and Interim Chancellor William Jenkins. “These rankings prove yet again that LSU offers a great, quality education for a good price. In these tough economic times, we must maintain the highest standard of education possible for the citizens of our state and beyond.”

The public school rankings appeared in Kiplinger's February 2013 issue and online at www.kiplinger.com/links/college.

USA Today, the Princeton Review's publishing partner for this project has posted the 2013 list at a special area of USAToday.com http://bestvaluecolleges.usatoday.com.