Knox ranks 16th in new Forbes ranking of liberal arts collges

Excerpt from Forbes:

The biggest surprises come in our list of liberal arts colleges. Wabash doesn’t make the top 50 on U.S. News’ list but ranks tenth with CCAP because of the awards its students won and its showing in Who’s Who. Several other schools not high on the U.S. News list, including Whitman, Washington & Lee, Barnard and the U.S. Military Academy (a.k.a. West Point), are in our top 10. A number of excellent smaller liberal arts colleges do poorly on the U.S. News list but fare very well on the CCAP list, including Reed (twelfth) and Knox (sixteenth). Like other consumers, students want satisfaction and results, which is what CCAP measures.

Excerpt from the Register-Mail:

A new college ranking published by Forbes magazine to “evaluate colleges on results” places Knox College 16th in the nation among more than 200 liberal arts colleges.

The ranking is based on graduation rates, career success by graduates, and what students think of their professors. The ranking was developed by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a research organization in Washington, D.C.

“We are pleased that both Knox students and Knox alumni are successful — students in class and as they work with faculty on research and creative endeavors, and alumni as they flourish in their lives and careers after college,” said Paul Steenis, vice president for enrollment and dean of admission.

Forbes’ feature on college rankings: www.forbes.com/opinions/forbes/2008/0519/030.html
Forbes’ liberal arts college rankings: www.forbes.com/opinions/forbes/2008/0519/030_3.html