Madison, Wis. (July 29, 2013) – Edgewood College has been named to Forbes Magazine’s Best Colleges List for 2013, marking the third consecutive year the College has been recognized by Forbes for excellence in teaching and learning.
For the sixth year, Forbes partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity for The Top Colleges in the U.S. The Forbes list of 650 schools distinguishes itself from competitors by what officials with Forbes call “our belief in ‘output’ over ‘input.’ We’re not all that interested in what gets a student into college, like our peers who focus heavily on selectivity metrics such as high school class rank, SAT scores and the like. Our sights are set directly on ROI: What are students getting out of college?”
The rankings are based on five general categories: post graduate success (37.5%), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence, student satisfaction (22.5%), 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 (11.25%) and competitive awards (11.25%), which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships.