Jacob Gunderson, of Sauk Rapids, was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Carleton College, Northfield, Minn. In recognition of academic excellence, the list is compiled each summer and is drawn from the top 10 percent of the previous year’s first-year, sophomore and junior classes.
The College of St. Benedict was recently ranked 97 among the top 150 best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a trusted resource out of Troy, New York, that uses customizable tools and outcomes-based rankings systems to guide students through the college selection process.
In addition to CSB’s ranking as an institution delivering top value for your educational dollar, the school was also ranked well in several other categories. All of these reflect the college’s high quality of education as compared to other schools on the list, which includes both research universities and liberal arts colleges. A number of outcomes-based factors were used to determine these rankings, including how well the institution retains and graduates students, the average loan debt per student, the boost in expected earnings, the percentage of full-time teachers and the average student-loan-default rate.
These rankings include the following: Highest paid grads in psychology – No. 9 or 903; and most focused for English language and literature- No. 14 of 1,347.
You can view all of CSB’s rankings at www.collegefactual.com/colleges/college-of-saint-benedict/rankings/badges/.
“We publish a variety of college rankings to get students and parents focused on key factors they need to consider when choosing a school,” says Bill Phelan, CEO of College Factual. “How long it will it take you to graduate – four or six years? What will your expected earnings be, and how does that compare? What’s the risk of student-loan default? These are tough questions any prospective student should be asking and we highlight these factors throughout our ranking process.”
With a focus on providing sought-after data and unique decision-making tools, College Factual puts the college rankings process in the hands of students and parents and not those of institutions or national publications. College Factual’s ranking system is based on a series of algorithms that include information from the Department of Education, nationally mandated data reporting for institutions, and Payscale.
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