Monday, August 5, 2013

Forbes ranks Randolph as one of America's Top Colleges in 2013

Forbes magazine has again named Randolph College as one of America’s Top Colleges.

The magazine released its annual college rankings in late July, ranking Randolph as one of the best private colleges in Virginia. Forbes’ profile of Randolph College includes details about the College’s students, faculty, and academic program, as well as a reference to a recent study that declared that Randolph’s professors are among the best in the country.

Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman was pleased that the College continues to be recognized by Forbes, one of several national publications that notes Randolph’s excellence. “While one should never put too much weight on a singular college ranking, Randolph College is proud to continually be mentioned as one of the nation’s top colleges,” he said.

Forbes partners with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity to gather data on student satisfaction, graduate success, student loan debt, graduation rates, and other measures. “What sets our calculation of 650 colleges and universities apart from other rankings is our firm belief in ‘output’ over ‘input,’” Forbes explains in its rankings article. “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 and SAT scores. Our sights are set directly on ROI: What are students getting out of college.”