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Forbes ranks Doane among America's Top Colleges

Doane College has, for the fifth year in a row, made Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges with six other Nebraska institutions.

Out of 650 undergraduate institutions, Forbes.com ranked Doane 335th nationally. Forbes.com does not divide institutions by categories or size. Only the top 20 percent of all undergraduate institutions nationwide make the list, which is based on data from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), an independent, not-for-profit research center based in Washington, D.C.

The rankings are based on five general categories: student satisfaction (22.5 percent), which includes professor evaluations and first-year-student-to-sophomore-year retention; post-graduate success (37.5 percent), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence; student debt (17.5 percent), which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates; graduation rate (11.25 percent), which evaluates how many students finish their degrees in four years; and nationally competitive awards (11.25 percent), which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships.

To view the full list visit http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/.