Forbes: Names College Among Top 100 Private Colleges, 10 Catholic Schools

In assembling its annual list of America’s Top Colleges, Forbes magazine focuses “on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt.” Using these criteria, Forbes has once again named Thomas Aquinas College to its selective list.

In its latest evaluation of the country’s top 650 schools, the nation’s leading business magazine places Thomas Aquinas College within the top 20 percent of all institutions, the top 100 private colleges and universities, and the top 10 Catholic schools.

Forbes’ ratings’ “do not attempt to assess a school’s reputation, nor are they a measure of academic selectivity,” writes the magazine’s Michael Noer. They are specifically based on postgraduate success, student satisfaction, graduate indebtedness and default rates, four-year graduation rate, and competitive awards.

Says Brian T. Kelly, Dean of Thomas Aquinas College, “While the Forbes’ rankings do not comment directly on the quality of our academic program, they do offer prospective students valuable information about our institutional strength and their prospects as potential graduates of the College. We are delighted, therefore, to be included among Forbes’ top 100 private schools.”


Posted: August 23, 2012