Forbes’s Top Colleges 2012: Where Missouri Schools Rank

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Just in time for the new school year, Forbes released its rankings of America’s top colleges. The list, compiled by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, rated schools based on teaching quality, relative lack of debt at graduation, finishing rates and job prospects—bang for the student’s buck, in other words. In all, 650 public and private colleges from across America make up the list. Princeton University was the top-rated school in the nation, while Texas Southern University was the list’s caboose. How did Missouri’s universities stack up against the academic peers and competitors? Here’s how it breaks down, with each school’s ranking on the Forbes list following its name:

Washington University (St. Louis) 71

College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout), 141

St. Louis University – Main Campus, 257

William Jewell College (Liberty), 262

Westminster College (Fulton), 278

Rockhurst University (Kansas City), 340

University of Missouri-Columbia, 342

Truman State University (Kirksville), 444

University of Missouri – St. Louis, 497

Webster University (Webster Groves), 506

Maryville University (St. Louis), 531

University of Missouri – Kansas City, 572

Missouri State University (Springfield), 594

Drury University (Springfield), 602

 


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