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Hamline Ranked Among America’s Top College by Forbes

Hamline students are attending one of the best colleges in the country as ranked by Forbes magazine for the 10th straight year in its 2017 “America’s Top Colleges” list. There are more than 2,000 four-year colleges and universities across the country, and Hamline is one of the 650 schools that made the ranking recently published by Forbes. You can see Hamline's complete ranking on Forbes' website.

The list is compiled based on numerous criteria, including post-graduation success, student debt, student experience and satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success. Partnering with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), the data comes from the Department of Education; Payscale; and the number of alumni listed in a Forbes/CCAP list of corporate officers and enrollment-adjusted entries in Who's Who in America.

The organization determined post-graduation success through an evaluation of alumni pay and prominence. Student satisfaction was assessed by professor evaluations and retention rates from freshman to sophomore years. Rankings also took into account four-year graduation rates, number of students who earned prestigious scholarships and fellowships, and lower student debt loads and default rates. You can read more about the rankings at Forbes.com.