'Forbes' Includes Duquesne Among 'America's Top Colleges'
Duquesne University has been ranked among the best schools in the nation in Forbesmagazine's 2012 America's Top Colleges list.
Based upon student satisfaction, post-graduate success and other factors, the Top Colleges list ranks 650 colleges. This year, Duquesne was ranked No. 420 overall, and placed No. 153 among 266 research institutions.
The Center for College Affordability and Productivity compiles the rankings exclusively forForbes and focuses on what the magazine describes as what "matters the most to students:"
- quality of teaching (student satisfaction)
- great career prospects (post-graduate success)
- high graduation rates (four-year graduation rate)
- low levels of debt.
The rankings also are based on academic success or competitive awards, which "rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships...or go on to earn a Ph.D.," according to Forbes.
This year, Duquesne has been:
- listed as a top-tier university among 1,600 institutions surveyed by US News & World Report and is among the top 10 Catholic universities in the nation
- named one of the top 100 popular schools in the country by US News
- included among the nation's top 100 undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek
- ranked No. 2 in The 25 Best Online Colleges and Universities of 2012 bySuperScholar
recognized as having the No. 6 Legal Research and Writing program by US News.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.