Ranking Lists can Help with College Planning

Posted by Lindie Johnson on Aug 9, 2011 4:09:00 PM

Last week, Forbes released its annual college rankings list. Unlike other ranking lists, Forbes and the Center for College Affordability & Productivity - the DC based think tank that conducted much of the research - based its rankings on factors such as student post-graduation salaries and student loan debt levels, student happiness, assessments of professors and class graduation rates.

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While you should always pick a college based on what is best for you and your family, a ranking list can help you narrow down your search a bit.

At the top of the list? Williams College, a small liberal arts school in Western, Massachusetts. The military academies also rank high on the list because they do not have tuition costs. You might be surprised by what you see on this list.

View college ranking list.

Forbes also put together a list of best college buys. This list is a set of schools where you can get the most for each tuition dollar you spend. Due to their low costs, the military academies also top this list. Check it out for some great colleges!


Topics: College Planning