Andrews Ranks on Forbes.com
Date: August 18, 2010
Forbes.com’s 2010 list of “America’s Best Colleges” has ranked Andrews University as No. 446 out of 610 of “the best public and private colleges and universities—from the student's point of view.” Andrews is the only Seventh-day Adventist institution to make the list. This also puts Andrews among the top seven percent nationally of all accredited higher education institutions.
This is the third annual ranking compilation of “America's Best Colleges” by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. A select group of more than 600 undergraduate institutions are evaluated based on the quality of the education they provide, the experience of the students and how much they achieve. More than ten factors were used in compiling and creating the rankings including student satisfaction, postgraduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate, and competitive awards.
Forbes.com states, “To our way of thinking, a good college is one that meets student needs. While other college rankings are based in large part on school reputation as evaluated by college administrators, we focus on things which directly concern incoming students: Will my courses be interesting? Is it likely I will graduate in four years? Will I incur a ton of debt getting my degree? And once I get out of school, will I get a good job?”
Stephen Payne, vice president for Enrollment Management and Integrated Marketing & Communication, is quite pleased Andrews University is on Forbes list. “At Andrews, we're terribly proud of the quality of our faculty and students, and what happens when they come together on campus to pursue our ambitious goals to Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith and Change the World. In turn, we're pleased and honored Forbes.com recognizes the commitment, passion and success of our campus community."
The full list can be found at http://www.forbes.com/lists/2010/94/best-colleges-10_Americas-Best-Colleges_Rank.html.
-Written by Keri Suarez, media relations specialist, Office of Integrated Marketing & Communication