George Fox named top-ranked Christian college in Forbes list of "America's Best Colleges"

Forbes Top 100 Schools

  • 1. United States Military Academy (NY)
  • 2. Princeton University (NJ)
  • 3. California Institute of Technology (CA)
  • 4. Williams College (MA)
  • 5. Harvard University (MA)
  • 6. Wellesley College (MA)
  • 7. United States Air Force Academy (CO)
  • 8. Amherst College (MA)
  • 9. Yale University (CT)
  • 10. Stanford University (CA)
  • 11. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • 12. Swarthmore College (PA)
  • 13. Columbia University (NY)
  • 14. Centre College (KY)
  • 15. Haverford College (PA)
  • 16. Boston College (MA)
  • 17. Northwestern University (IL)
  • 18. Bowdoin College (ME)
  • 19. Vassar College (NY)
  • 20. Whitman College (WA)
  • 21. University of Chicago (IL)
  • 22. Kenyon College (OH)
  • 23. Carleton College (MN)
  • 24. Colby College (ME)
  • 25. Middlebury College (VT)
  • 26. Union College (NY)
  • 27. Claremont McKenna College (CA)
  • 28. Pomona College (CA)
  • 29. Colgate University (NY)
  • 30. United States Naval Academy (MD)
  • 31. Smith College (MA)
  • 32. Wabash College (IN)
  • 33. Harvey Mudd College (CA)
  • 34. Washington and Lee University (VA)
  • 35. Bryn Mawr College (PA)
  • 36. Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
  • 37. Wesleyan University (CT)
  • 38. Brandeis University (MA)
  • 39. Tufts University (MA)
  • 40. Barnard College (NY)
  • 41. Lawrence University (WI)
  • 42. DePauw University (IN)
  • 43. Rice University (TX)
  • 44. Reed College (OR)
  • 45. Washington University, St. Louis (MO)
  • 46. Bucknell University (PA)
  • 47. Mount Holyoke College (MA)
  • 48. College of William and Mary (VA)
  • 49. Hamilton College (NY)
  • 50. University of Notre Dame (IN)
  • 51. Connecticut College (CT)
  • 52. Kalamazoo College (MI)
  • 53. Colorado College (CO)
  • 54. Hampden-Sydney College (VA)
  • 55. Mills College (CA)
  • 56. St. Mary's College of California (CA)
  • 57. Principia College (IL)
  • 58. George Fox University (OR)
  • 59. Emory University (GA)
  • 60. Davidson College (NC)
  • 61. New College of Florida FL
  • 62. Rhodes College (TN)
  • 63. College of the Holy Cross (MA)
  • 64. University of Virginia (VA)
  • 65. Sarah Lawrence College (NY)
  • 66. Doane College (NE)
  • 67. Salem College (NC)
  • 68. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
  • 69. Sweet Briar College (VA)
  • 70. Drew University (NJ)
  • 71. Wofford College (SC)
  • 72. Brown University (RI)
  • 73. University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • 74. College of Wooster (OH)
  • 75. Juniata College (PA)
  • 76. Hillsdale College (MI)
  • 77. Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • 78. University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • 79. Virginia Military Institute (VA)
  • 80. Skidmore College (NY)
  • 81. Hendrix College (AR)
  • 82. Macalester College (MN)
  • 83. University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • 84. Berea College (KY)
  • 85. Transylvania University (KY)
  • 86. Lake Forest College (IL)
  • 87. Nebraska Wesleyan University (NE)
  • 88. Oberlin College (OH)
  • 89. St. John’s College (MD)
  • 90. Centenary College of Louisiana (LA)
  • 91. Earlham College (IN)
  • 92. Wheaton College (MA)
  • 93. St. Mary’s College of Maryland (MD)
  • 94. Sewanee University of the South (TN)
  • 95. Hollins University (VA)
  • 96. Wesleyan College (GA)
  • 97. Huntington University (IN)
  • 98. Dartmouth College (NH)
  • 99. Lafayette College (PA)
  • 100. Ripon College (WI)


Forbes top-ranked Christian college

 George Fox University makes Forbes’ "Best 100" college list as top-ranked Christian college

George Fox University is listed among the top 60 colleges in the United States in Forbes’ August 2009 ranking of "America’s Best Colleges."

George Fox ranks No. 58 overall. The U.S. Military Academy, Princeton and Cal Tech took the top three spots, respectively. George Fox ranked second among Oregon colleges, behind Reed College (No. 44), and received the highest ranking among institutions in the 105-member Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

The Forbes rankings and methodology are posted online at the Forbes.com site. According to Forbes, its ranking system is designed to stress the outputs of a college education rather than the inputs stressed by the U.S. News and World Report college rankings.

Criteria for naming the top-ranked Christian college by the Center for College Affordability and ProductivityForbes measured whether students liked their courses (25 percent), achieved post-graduate vocational success (25 percent), graduated in four years (16 and 2/3 percent), and graduated without a lot of debt (20 percent). It also factored in faculty who competed for nationally competitive academic awards (13 1/3 percent). Forbes conducts its own research from third-party sources and did not use data supplied directly by George Fox or any other institution. The Forbes ranking was created by Richard Vedder, an economist at Ohio University, and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

The Forbes ranking was rated No. 1 among college ranking systems by CBS MarketWatch.com, which states on its website that the Forbes' ranking "comes the closest to actually measuring the quality of education at the nation's best schools." Of all the college ranking systems, MarketWatch recommended one: Forbes' "America's Best Colleges."  

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