Forbes Magazine Recognition – Jewell has been named to Forbes magazine’s 2013 list of “America’s Best Colleges.” The list represents the top 20 percent of all U.S. undergraduate institutions. Jewell was ranked in the No. 346 slot overall out of 650 institutions nationwide. Read more from Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly and Kiplinger’s.
In partnership with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, Forbes has issued its sixth annual ranking based on five general categories: post-graduate success, which evaluates alumni pay and prominence; student satisfaction, which includes professor evaluations and freshman to sophomore year retention rates; debt, which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates; four-year graduation rate; and competitive awards, prestigious scholarships and fellowships.
U.S. News & World Report List – The 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” named William Jewell at No. 146 among the country’s top tier of 248 national liberal arts colleges. The magazine’s annual rankings are based on such factors as assessment by peers and counselors, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving rate. Jewell was cited for its faculty-student ratio of 11 to one and 65 percent of classes with less than 20 students.
Washington Monthly magazine has named William Jewell College to its list of nationally ranked liberal arts colleges that contribute to the public good. Jewell claimed the No. 62 spot, moving up from its No. 74 rank last year and No. 145 rank in 2011. In the category of community service participation, Jewell placed No. 22 nationally, up eight spots from last year’s No. 30 rank.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named William Jewell College among its 100 “Best Value” liberal arts colleges for 2014. Factors considered in Kiplinger’s ranking include a college’s competiveness, graduation rate, academic support, financial aid and student indebtedness.