Iowa Lands 14 Schools on Forbes’ List of Top Colleges

This week Forbes magazine, partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity, released their list of the 650 best colleges and universities in America.  Among the list were Iowa’s three public universities as well as a slew of private schools from across the state.

graduateForbes methodology consisted of five categories:

  • Student Satisfaction
  • Post-Graduate Success
  • Student Debt
  • Graduation Rate
  • Nationally Competitive Awards

The 14 Iowa schools were:
64. Grinnell College (Grinnell)
162. Drake University (Des Moines)
183. University of Iowa (Iowa City)
232. Iowa State University (Ames)
287. Coe College (Cedar Rapids)
288. Cornell College (Mt. Vernon)
295. Luther College (Decorah)
417. Northwestern College (Orange City)
419. Clarke University (Dubuque)
455. Central College (Pella)
465. Dordt College (Sioux Center)
473. Simpson College (Indianola)
519. University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls)
545. Wartburg College (Waverly)

To see Forbes’ full list, click here.

To read their full methodology, click here.