For Immediate Release
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August 5, 2011 - King’s College has again been included in an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity. According to Forbes, selection to the list is based on “things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.”
Unlike other national rankings, which separate institutions by size, cost or degrees offered, the “Forbes” list selects from among all public and private, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree granting, and liberal arts and research driven entities.
King’s ranked 489 of 650 institutions overall and as one of the top 150 colleges and universities in the Northeast, finishing in 141st place. Less than 15 percent of the nearly 4,400 colleges and universities nationwide are included in Forbes fourth annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges. King’s was the only Luzerne County college or university included in the list and one of only two institutions (University of Scranton) in northeastern Pennsylvania. Both have been named to the list every year of its existence.
Colleges and universities were included on the list based on performance in five areas. The areas, listed in order from most weighted to least, were post-graduate success, student satisfaction, student debt, four-year graduation rates and student receipt of nationally competitive awards.
“King’s consistent annual placement on the “Forbes” list is an external validation of the College’s success in meeting its mission; to provide a quality liberal arts education in a cost-efficient manner that prepares students well for post-graduate life,” said Father John Ryan, C.S.C., president.
The Center for College Affordability and Productivity, based in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to research on the issues of rising costs and efficiency in higher education.
King's College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.