Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, August 13, 2010

Xavier named to 2011 Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges

Moves to 121 from 196

Xavier University continues to rise steadily and has been ranked 121th in the country by Forbes magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP). That is up from 196th last year and 225th the year before that. The CCAP ranked 610 undergraduate institutions based on the quality of the education they provide, the experience of the students and how much they achieve.

According to the study, a good college is one that meets student needs. Focus is on issues which directly concern incoming students: Will my courses be interesting and rewarding? Will I get a good job after I graduate? Is it likely I will graduate in four years? Will I incur a ton of debt getting my degree?

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), in conjunction with Forbes, uses 11 factors in compiling these rankings, each of which falls into one of five general categories, and gathers data from a variety of sources.

According to the magazine, “Whether they're in the top 10 or near the end of the list, all 610 schools in this ranking count among the best in the country: We review just 9% of the 6,600 accredited postsecondary institutions in the U.S., so appearing on our list at all is an indication that a school meets a high standard.”

Click here for more information at Forbes' website.