WSC Ranked on "Forbes" America’s Best Colleges List
Aug. 19, 2010 -- “Forbes” magazine ranked Western State College of Colorado (WSC) on its 2010 list of “America’s Best Colleges.”
The magazine partnered with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) to rank 610 undergraduate programs “based on the quality of the education they provide, the experience of the students and how much they achieve,” “Forbes” said. According to “Forbes”, since the magazine ranks just 9 percent of the 6,600 accredited U.S. colleges, appearing on its list “is an indication that a school meets a high standard.” Western came in at No. 456.
“Western’s inclusion on the Forbes ranking list is a testament to the support that our students find here that make Western a good place to be,” remarked WSC President Jay Helman. “It’s gratifying to be recognized nationally for our efforts to provide students with a well-rounded college experience for lifelong success and learning.”
“Forbes” explains that unlike other college ranking lists, its focus is on factors that demonstrate how well a college meets students’ needs rather than on school reputation. The CCAP compiled information for the rankings on the following criteria: student satisfaction with their college experience; career success; four-year debt load and overall student loan default rate; and the likelihood of graduation from college within four years.