The College of William and Mary was named the 46th best university by Forbes magazine in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” guide. The accolade was up two spots from last year’s rankings.
The College was the second highest state-sponsored university in the rankings. The University of Virginia was designated as 44th best, the only other state-sponsored institution ahead of the College.
The rankings are compiled with the help of the Center for College Affordability & Productivity. Forbes ranked more than 600 universities based on, “the quality of the education they provide, the experiences of the students and how much they achieve.” Five criteria form the rankings: student satisfaction, postgraduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards.
In January, Forbes named the College the fifth best university of the South region.
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