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Forbes Has Us Dropping

Forbes Rankings 2016.jpgThe Forbes 2016 rankings of America’s Top Colleges do not place the College in a good light. All of the Ivies in the Top 20 schools (that’s everyone except Cornell) moved only slightly between 2015 and 2016: Princeton improved from 4th to 3rd; Harvard jumped from 6th to 4th; Yale slid from 5th to 6th; Brown and Penn stayed at 8th and 12th respectively; and Columbia lost a place going from 15th to 16th. The College dropped three places from 14th to 17th.

Forbes described its methodology as follows:

The Center for College Affordability & Productivity (CCAP), in conjunction with Forbes, compiled the 2016 college rankings by averaging over three years using five general categories, with several component factors within each category. Ranking factor categories include; student satisfaction, postgraduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate and academic success.

Of course, rankings are sometimes a dubious proposition. In 2014 we were 18th on the Forbes table.


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