Ursinus ranks 175 out of 660 colleges and universities on the Forbes Top Colleges list based on “return on investment.” The methodology uses five categories: post-graduate success; student debt; student satisfaction; graduation rate and academic success. According to Forbes, the list is based on “What are students getting out of college?” - not on how they can get in.
Ursinus also ranks:
- 133 in private colleges;
- 83 in liberal arts colleges and universities;
- 78 in the Northeast
Forbes partners with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, with information directly from the Department of Education, Payscale, and the America’s Leaders list. The categories are: post graduate success, student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success.
Ursinus is also on the Forbes list of “grateful grads.” It is listed at 111, out of only 200 colleges nationally which made this list. “The best colleges produce crop after crop of successful graduates that show their appreciation by giving back in the form of donations to their beloved alma mater,” according to Forbes. Its Grateful Graduates Index ranks private, not-for-profit colleges with more than 1,000 students by analyzing private donations and gifts per student over 10 years, as reported to the Department of Education, and the alumni participation rate. – W.G.