Forbes Names EKU among America's Best Colleges for 7th Consecutive Year

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

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

The 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: “What sets our calculation … apart from other rankings is our firm belief in ‘output’ over ‘input.’ We’re not all that interested in what gets a student into college. Our sights are set directly on … what students are getting out of college.”

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Published on July 31, 2014

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