The Fiske Guide to Colleges has designated the University of Iowa as a "Best Buy" for 2017. 

The creation of a former New York Times education editor, the Fiske Guide has been a respected college search tool used by parents, college-bound students, and their guidance counselors for 30 years.

The UI is one of only 21 public universities on the list, and one of five Big Ten schools included. 

To receive a "Best Buy" designation, schools had to have high academic rankings, an inexpensive or moderate price, and a high quality of student life on campus. In all, 47 schools received the "Best Buy" designation, including 26 private institutions.

This is the 12th straight year that Iowa has been included on the "Best Buy" list. 

STORY SOURCE: University Communication and Marketing, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500