Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Forbes Ranks Washington College Among America's Top Colleges for Quality and Value


CHESTERTOWN, MD—The annual Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges ranks Washington College in the top 25 percent nationally for student satisfaction and post-graduation outcomes, and puts the Chestertown campus near the very top among Maryland schools.

Nationally, Washington College was listed 146 out of the 650 colleges and universities evaluated. Among Maryland schools, WC ranked fourth, behind the U.S. Naval Academy (ranked at 43 nationally), Johns Hopkins University (67), and St. John’s College (143).

The list, produced by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in Washington, D.C., is based on five categories: post-graduate success, which considers the prominence and pay of alumni and accounts for 32.5 percent of a school’s score; student satisfaction with professors and the overall campus experience (27.5 percent); the amount of debt students carry after graduation (17.5 percent); the four-year graduation rate (11.5 percent); and the number of prestigious scholarships, fellowships and Ph.Ds the students eventually earn (11.25).

Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College is the tenth oldest college in the nation.  For more information: http://www.washcoll.edu.

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