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Forbes Names SVC One of 'America's Best'

Public Relations
Posted: Friday Aug 5, 2011
Forbes business magazine again listed Saint Vincent College among the top colleges in the nation this week in the release of its fourth annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.”

“Saint Vincent College is pleased to be included in the rankings again in this rating of American colleges,” said Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., President. “With 650 of the accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States selected for inclusion on the list, Saint Vincent is, in Forbes’ judgment, among the top 20% of all undergraduate colleges and universities in the nation.”

Forbes uses more than ten factors in compiling the rankings with no single factor counting as much as 20%. The rankings are objectively determined with the only subjective judgments being those of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and Forbes as to which factors to include and the weights to be used in evaluating each factor.

The factors that are considered in the rankings include student satisfaction, postgraduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards.

Ten percent of the ranking is based on alumni listings in Who’s Who in America, so the success of Saint Vincent alumni in many fields is a significant factor in this determinant. Another 15 percent is based on the salaries of alumni from Payscale.com so that is another important measure of the career success of Saint Vincent graduates. Taken as a whole, the Forbes ranking underscores the excellent value that Saint Vincent provides as one of the top colleges in the state and in the nation.

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