Webster University Included in Forbes Magazine's Ranking of America's Best Colleges

Webster University ranks among America's best colleges, according to a report released today by Forbes magazine.

Faculty-student engagementST. LOUIS, July 24, 2013 – Webster University ranks in the top 10 percent among America's colleges, according to a report released today by Forbes magazine. Now in its sixth year, the ranking is based on five categories that relate to educational quality and the experiences and achievements of students: student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate and nationally competitive awards.

According to Forbes, its ranking of the top undergraduate institutions includes 650 schools out of the approximately 6,600 accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States, which puts Webster in the top 10 percent of all institutions of higher education in the country. “The Forbes list of 650 schools distinguishes itself from competitors by our belief in ‘output' over ‘input,'” the magazine said. “We're not all that interested in what gets a student into college, like our peers who focus heavily on selectivity metrics such as high school class rank, SAT scores and the like. Our sights are set directly on ROI: What are students getting out of college?”

“We are pleased to be recognized by Forbes for the success experienced by Webster students and alumni,” said Webster University President Elizabeth “Beth” J. Stroble. “This ranking affirms the value of our mission focus on transforming students for individual excellence and global citizenship.”

With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.