#1 Happiest Graduates in the Nation

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For the second year in a row, Centre College is ranked #1 in the nation for Overall Happiness according to the recently released 2013 Alumni Factor guidebook.

The Alumni Factor measures six main outcomes—College Experience, Overall Assessment, Financial Success, Overall Happiness, Alumni Giving and Graduation Rate—to calculate its rankings. While it then delineates between colleges and universities, The Alumni Factor also calculates an Overall Rank for all institutions, public or private.

In addition to claiming the leadership position in the Overall Happiness category, Centre’s Alumni Giving rankings were among the best in the nation, coming in at #2 among liberal arts colleges and #3 overall in the nation. Centre also garnered a #3 liberal arts college ranking and a #6 national ranking in the Overall Assessment category.

Collectively, these strong outcomes earned Centre an even higher Overall Rank than last year. Among liberal arts colleges, Centre is ranked #5 in the nation, and among all colleges and universities, Centre is ranked #8 in the nation.

As the guidebook suggests, “Centre grads simply can’t glow enough about their tiny academic gem in the geographic center of Kentucky.”