Barry University has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges for 2015. Graduation rates and the likelihood of strong job placement upon completion were among the factors given consideration in the rankings.
For the eighth year, Forbes has partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) to produce the list of the best 650 undergraduate schools in the U.S. The Forbes list distinguishes itself from others based on output, placing great importance on ROI: What are students getting out of college?
To produce the list, the CCAP gathered data from a variety of sources, using 12 factors to calculate rankings, each of which falls into one of five general categories that are weighted differently. The categories include student satisfaction (22.5%), post-graduate success (37.5%), student debt (17.5%), graduation rates (11.25%), and nationally competitive awards (11.25%).
Barry has previously been named in ROI-based rankings including two by Affordable Colleges Online. Barry ranked No. 4 among the “Highest ROI Colleges in Florida,” and No. 23 among the “Top 36 Most Affordable Roman Catholic Colleges with High Starting Salaries for Graduates.”
This is the fifth consecutive year Barry has been included in Forbes’ Top Colleges list.