Doane makes Forbes ‘America’s Top Colleges’ list

Doane makes Forbes America Top Colleges list

Forbes has touted Doane College’s School of Arts and Sciences, the residential undergraduate campus in Crete, in its 2014 “America’s Top Colleges” rankings released July 30.

This is the sixth year in a row Doane has been recognized on Forbes’ list.

Doane is No. 294 on the list of 650 schools, second only to Creighton University among Nebraska’s private colleges on the list. Nebraska Wesleyan (318) and Hastings (500) also made the list. The 2014 ranking is a rise for Doane, up 41 spots from its 2013 stock.

“Is college worth it?” the article’s introduction on asks. “At these outstanding institutions, that’s a no-brainer.”

According to the website, Forbes partnered with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and came up with the list of 650 colleges and universities nationwide, each of which “distinguishes itself from competitors by our belief in ‘output’ over ‘input.’”

Twelve factors were investigated in five different weighted categories: academic success, four-year graduation rate, post-graduate success, student debt and student satisfaction. Read more on Forbes’ methodology here.

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