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August 30, 2018 - For the 11th consecutive year, King’s College has been placed on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” published by “Forbes” magazine. The list is based on multiple factors related to success after graduation, debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success.
King’s placed 590th in the annual rankings. King’s is the only Luzerne County college or university included in the list of the top 650 in the country and one of only two institutions (University of Scranton) from either Luzerne or Lackawanna County. Both have been named to the list every year of its existence.
Forbes considered for inclusion on the list all colleges and universities with an undergraduate enrollment greater than 300 students which retained at least 60 percent of incoming students during a three-year period and had a six-year graduation rate of at least 25 percent.
According to the magazine, “Forbes' list of top colleges aims to measure what we believe students care about most. Where will a college steer them in their life after graduation? How likely are they to find success in their chosen field, to earn enough money to pay their student debt, and to become leaders in private and public life?”