Forbes ranks Centre No. 13 in the nation
RELEASED: August 14, 2008
Centre's No. 13 spot is the highest ranking of any Kentucky institution, with the next closest-ranked school appearing at No. 83 on the overall list.
How these rankings work: Forbes' methodology included rankings from more than 7 million student evaluations. They looked at how many of the school's alumni, adjusted for the size of the school, are listed among notables in Who's Who in America, and also at ratings on the Web site Ratemyprofessor.com. A large percentage of their ranking method included: debt level at graduation, percentage of students graduating in four years, and number of students or faculty who have won nationally competitive awards like Rhodes Scholarships.
Forbes' stellar ranking is one of many Centre has received. Consumers Digest named Centre the No. 1 educational value in the nation, and U.S. News consistently ranks Centre among the top-50 schools in the nation (and Centre is the only Kentucky institution in this U.S. News top-50 ranking). In addition, Centre recently was named an outstanding educational institution by The Princeton Review and is the only Kentucky institution to be named a top-30 value among liberal arts colleges by Kiplinger magazine.
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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