In the newly released 2018 edition of Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” list, HWS rose 10 spots from last year among liberal arts colleges, ranking 60th in the nation and, once again, numbering among institutions with the best return-on-investment.
The “America’s Top Colleges” list focuses on student “outputs” and is based on alum salary (20%), student debt (20%), student experience (20%), Forbes’ American Leaders List (15%), academic success (12.5%) and graduation rate (12.5%). Read the full methodology.
In the ranking, HWS also landed on the “Top Colleges” lists of best private colleges and best universities in the northeast.
Forbes’ “2018 Grateful Grads Index: Top 200 Best-Loved Colleges,” bases its annual list of top ROI schools on median donations per seven-year period as well as average alum giving participation rates. Recognized for the fifth consecutive year, the Colleges are listed ahead of schools such as New York University, Dickinson, Tulane and Goucher.
These recognitions follow several other national accolades, including the Colleges’ No. 1 ranking in the country for study abroad programs for the second year in a row, according to Princeton Review, as well as 7th in best student-rated professors.
Hobart and William Smith were named in Princeton Review’s 2017 editions of Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom and Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. The Colleges were also recognized for having excellent academic and co-curricular programs in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017.