Mason Included in Forbes Best Colleges Ranking

Posted: August 9, 2011 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: August 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm

In its annual America’s Top Colleges list for undergraduate education released this month, Forbes ranked Mason 273 overall out of 650 institutions (Mason’s rank was 297 in 2010 and 382 in 2009); 74 of the 100 Best Buy Colleges (Mason’s rank was 63 in 2010), 82 among the research universities, and 45 among ranked public institutions.

According to Forbes, the list “focuses on educational outcomes, not reputations.”  The Center for College Affordability and Productivity, in conjunction with Forbes, compiled its college rankings using five general categories: student satisfaction, postgraduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate, and competitive awards (scholarships and fellowships).

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