By David Sutton
North Central College has been recognized in Forbes’ annual ranking of top colleges in the US for the 2014-1015 school year, continuing a trend of consecutively making the magazine’s list.
With almost 2,500 four-year accredited colleges in the US, Forbes recognizes the top 650 institutions determined by student’s return on investment, or ROI. North Central College ranked No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private institutions, and No. 117 in colleges located in the Midwest.
To determine a student’s ROI the magazine works with the Center for College Affordability, based in the nation’s capital, compiling results using five weighted categories. These categories include student debt, evaluated by the amount of loan debt and the rate in which post-graduates default; academic success, decided by scholarships and student GPA rankings; post-graduate success, based upon alumni salaries and positions; student satisfaction, decided by student retention rates and professor evaluations; and the school’s graduation rate.
North Central College’s placement on Forbes list has decreased slightly from last year’s rankings of No. 366 overall, No. 273 amongst private institutions, and No. 83 in colleges located in the Midwest.
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