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Forbes Magazine Names Edgewood College One of America's Best Colleges

  • Monday, Jan 9, 2012

Madison, Wis. (August 4, 2011) - Edgewood College has been named to Forbes Magazine's Best Colleges List for 2011. This marks the first time the College has been so honored.

The Forbes rankings of 650 schools - the top twenty percent of all undergraduate institutions - are prepared exclusively for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a Washington D.C. think tank founded by Ohio University economist Richard Vedder.

The rankings are based on five general categories: post graduate success (30%), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence, student satisfaction (27.5%), which includes professor evaluations and freshman to sophomore year retention rates, debt (17.5%), which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates, four year graduation rate (17.5%) and competitive awards (7.5%), which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships. A complete methodology is available online.


About Edgewood College
Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Communications at 608-663-2333.