Forbes ranks Tuskegee among top 20 percent of colleges nationwide, eighth in Alabama
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (August 8, 2011) — Forbes, a leading financial and business publication, recently released its list of top colleges in the U.S., representing the top 20 percent of all undergraduate institutions. Tuskegee University ranked 563 on the list of 650 colleges ranked nationwide. The university ranked eighth in Alabama and was the only historically black institution in the state listed. Among the 17 Historically Colleges and Universities ranked nationwide, Tuskegee ranked ninth.
The rankings, exclusively prepared for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), a Washington, D.C., think tank, are based on five general categories: Post Graduate Success (30 percent), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence, Student Satisfaction (27.5 percent), which includes professor evaluations and freshman to sophomore year retention rates, Debt (17.5 percent), which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates, Four Year Graduation Rate (17.5 percent) and Competitive Awards (7.5 percent), which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships like the Rhodes, the Marshall and the Fulbright.
About Tuskegee University
Founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee University is home to approximately 3,000 students from the U.S. and 30 foreign countries. The institution is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and all of its professional programs are accredited by their respective agencies.
The academic programs are organized into six Colleges/Schools: 1.) College of Agriculture, Environmental and Natural Sciences; 2.) School of Architecture and Construction Science 3.) College of Business and Information Science; 4.) College of Engineering and Physical Sciences; 5.) College of Liberal Arts and Education; and 6.) College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health.