Forbes magazine has ranked Converse #147 of 600 colleges in the nation, the second highest ranking among South Carolina schools, in their second annual America’s Best Colleges list. According to Forbes.com, the rankings are distinctive in that they cover “the best public and private colleges and universities–from the student’s point of view.”
“To our way of thinking, a good college is one that meets student needs. While some college rankings are based partly on school reputation as evaluated by college administrators and on the amount of money spent, we focus on things which directly concern incoming students: Will my courses be interesting and rewarding? Will I get a good job after I graduate? Is it likely I will graduate in four years? Will I incur a ton of debt getting my degree?”
Forbes’ methodology included the number of alumni listed in Who’s Who in America, student evaluations of courses and professors from Ratemyprofessors.com, four-year graduation rates, the number of students and faculty receiving nationally competitive awards, and the average amount of debt of those students borrowing money.
Other South Carolina schools on the list include Wofford College (71), Furman University (170), Presbyterian College (227), University of South Carolina (431), College of Charleston (347), Clemson University (428) and South Carolina State University (470).
For complete information, visit www.forbes.com.
Learn more about Converse’s regional and national distinctions by visiting www.converse.edu/theconverseadvantage.