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Friday, August 4, 2017

'Forbes' Again Ranks SU Among 'America's Top Colleges'

ForbesSALISBURY, MD---For the fourth consecutive year, Forbes magazine has named Salisbury University among “America’s Top Colleges.”

SU was 377th out of the 650 top-ranked campuses.

“Once again being recognized by Forbes as one of the best colleges in the nation speaks highly of the value of an SU education,” said Dr. Karen Olmstead, SU interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. “Being ranked among the top quarter of approximately 1,300 colleges and universities nationwide considered for this list is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty and staff.”

Selection for the Forbes list, compiled in partnership with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, was based on outcomes including student satisfaction, on-time graduation rates, student debt, and academic and employment success. Data was provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and, among other sources.

According to Forbes’ methodology, more than 3,000 four-year colleges and universities nationwide initially were looked at for the list, which was then narrowed based on those for which information was available from its data sources. From there, the list was honed even further based on undergraduate enrollment, retention and graduation rates. Those remaining were considered for inclusion.

SU joined three other University System of Maryland campus on the Forbes list: the University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Towson University.

Forbes is not the only publication that recently ranked SU among the top colleges in the nation. Last month, Money magazine named SU among the “Best Colleges for Your Money” for the fourth consecutive year. Earlier this month, The Princeton Review ranked SU among “The Best 382 Colleges” for the 19th consecutive year.

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