EKU Named among America's Best Colleges by Forbes for Fourth Consecutive Year

EKU campus photo

For the fourth consecutive year, Eastern Kentucky University ranks among “America’s Best Colleges,” according to Forbes, the popular business magazine.

Because Forbes recognizes 650 undergraduate institutions among the approximately 6,600 accredited postsecondary institutions nationwide, the ranking essentially places Eastern among the top 10 percent of colleges and universities.

The fourth annual report, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) from a variety of sources, ranks undergraduate institutions based on students’ satisfaction with their college experience, incurred debt, retention and graduation rates, and the success and salaries of graduates.

In its report, Forbes said its rankings focus on “the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt. We try to evaluate the college purchase as a consumer would.”

EKU President Doug Whitlock said, “We are very proud and excited to once again be honored by Forbes because this recognizes not only the quality of our faculty and curriculum, but also our commitment to student success, our affordability, and the success of our graduates.”

To view the complete rankings, visit www.forbes.com/colleges.

Published on August 04, 2011