Citing value among the key criteria for its rankings, Forbes explains that—unlike its peers—its sights are set directly on outcomes, asking the question: “What are students getting out of college?”
According to the Forbes rankings, Centre students are receiving top value. Ranked number 80 overall out of the 650 public and private colleges and universities in the nation, Centre hits the mark when it comes to things that matter most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates, and low-levels of debt.
The 2014 edition of Princeton Review’s “The Best 378 Colleges” serves as the flagship college guide, annually featuring a prestigious listing of the nation’s most academically outstanding institutions. The information is primarily based on an annual survey of students who attend the schools listed in the guide, providing an intimate and candid review in a way other rankings and college guidebooks do not. Centre’s profile reveals high marks in a number of categories, including an overall academic rating of 94 out of a possible 99. According to the students surveyed, Centre offers “a genuine, personal, practical education in all areas of life,” pointing to small classes that offer an 11 to 1 ratio of students to faculty as “focused and challenging.”
Most importantly, Centre graduates have more than a diploma after commencement—they also boast a global perspective, career experience, and research skills, making them real-world-ready in ways other college grads aren’t. With 97 percent of Centre students employed or in advanced study within ten months of graduation, it’s safe to say that Centre degrees don’t just put extra words on a resume—they put graduates to work.