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Catawba Is Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes for Fifth Consecutive Year

July 30, 2015

Category: Academics, Students


hedrick-banner.jpgCatawba College again is included in Forbes' "America’s Top Colleges," ranked 571 among the 650 best undergraduate institutions in the nation – up 28 positions from its 599th position in this rankings list in 2014. Catawba is one of only 20 North Carolina public and private institutions included in this annual listing.

Forbes’ released its "America’s Top Colleges" listing on July 29th, touting it as a ranking list that “counts what matters."  An online video regarding the rankings on the Forbes’ website proclaims: "We ignore the abstract (reputation) and wasteful (spending-per-student) to focus on one measurement: outcome."

Forbes created its Top Colleges rankings by partnering with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a Washington, D.C. think tank.  forbes2015.pngThe rankings are based on five categories: student satisfaction (25%); post graduate success (32.5%), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence; student debt (25%); four-year graduation rate (7.5%); and academic success (10%).

For a complete listing of all colleges making the 2015 Forbes’ list visit: www.forbes.com/colleges.