One of the Real “Best Colleges” – Lawrence University

Posted on: September 25th, 2009 by Sheree Rogers

Lawrence University, called a “liberal arts jewel” by CBS MoneyWatch.com, fared very well in a report this week about popular college ranking systems.

MoneyWatch.com examined the methodology behind the college ranking systems of Forbes, Kiplinger’s, U.S. News and World Report and others, and gave the Forbes ranking system its highest rating. According to MoneyWatch.com, “Forbes actually attempts to measure the quality of education students receive.” The report went on to cite Lawrence as an example of a lesser-known school that scored well with Forbes. Lawrence ranked 41st out of 600 colleges in Forbes‘ second annual report published in August, moving up from 68th place a year ago.

Although no college ranking system is perfect, according to MoneyWatch.com, “We can only recommend one: Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges. Despite its limitations, it comes closest to actually measuring the quality of the education at the nation’s best schools.”

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