August 13, 2010

Success of grads, quality of education biggest factors in rankings

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Hamline University is again among the nation’s “best colleges and universities” according to the latest rankings by Forbes.com.

For the past three years, Forbes.com has analyzed the quality of higher education institutions in the United States, and Hamline has made the list each year.

“All of the schools in this ranking count among the best in the country,” stated an article on Forbes.com. “We select just nine percent of the 6,600 accredited postsecondary institutions in the U.S., so appearing on our list is an indication that a school meets a high standard.”

Quality of education and success of graduates are the main factors that determine placement on the list. Forbes worked with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and paid special attention to factors that are of special concern to incoming students.

They analyzed the schools according to five categories: how much graduates succeed in their chosen professions, evaluation of the average salaries of graduates, the number of alumni listed in a Forbes/CCAP list of corporate officers, enrollment-adjusted entries in Who's Who in America, and how satisfied students are with their college experience.

Of the 610 American colleges and universities (out of a possible 6,600) that had the distinction of making the ‘best’ list, Hamline ranked 262nd. For the full list of rankings, click here.