HU takes rank No. 440 nationally in Forbes’ 2017 ‘Top Colleges’ list

Huntington University has been named one of “America’s Top Colleges 2017” by Forbes.

Out of the 650 schools ranked, HU was No. 440 in the nation and No. 101 in the Midwest. Huntington was ranked No. 15 in Indiana.

The U.S. Department of Education says there are more than 4,500 college campuses across the United States.

The rankings are based on five general categories: post-graduate success (which evaluates alumni pay and prominence); student satisfaction (which includes professor evaluations and freshman-to- sophomore-year retention rates); student debt (which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates); graduation rate; and academic success (which rewards schools whose students win top scholarships and fellowships like the Rhodes, the Marshall and the Fulbright or go on to earn a Ph.D).

The rankings are compiled for Forbes by the Washington, DC-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Huntington has appeared on the Forbes list for nine years. The complete rankings are available for review at www.forbes.com/top-colleges/#643490e91987.