Thursday, August 04, 2011
by Brett Narloch
In another blow to the reputation of the North Dakota University System, Forbes ranks the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University 519th and 589th respectively among the nation’s universities. In all, 650 colleges and universities were included in the ranking.
Click HERE to read the methodology of the ranking. Here is a summary of it:
The rankings are based on five general categories: Post Graduate success (30%), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence, Student Satisfaction (27.5%), which includes professor evaluations and freshman to sophomore year retention rates, Debt (17.5%), which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates, Four Year Graduation Rate (17.5%) and Competitive Awards (7.5%), which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships like the Rhodes, the Marshall and the Fulbright.
When looking at these rankings, keep the following chart in mind: