Forbes: Top 100 Colleges in Nation Include 2 From Delco

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3 Delaware County colleges made a top 10 list for having the best value in Pennsylvania.

Two private post-secondary schools in Delaware County rank among the top 100 schools in the nation by Forbes, writes Rachel Ravina for Philadelphia Business Journal.

The rankings come from the Forbes’ annual America’s Top Colleges list.

Swarthmore College placed No. 38 while Villanova University came in at No. 94.

Forbes described Swarthmore, a private non-profit college, as a ”small but mighty school” providing an elite liberal arts education. Average alumni salary is $147,500.

Villanova University, a private non-profit university, was described as a private Catholic research university by Forbes offering 64 bachelor’s programs “including well-regarded practical degrees in health professions, finance and communications”.  Average alumni salary is $135,600.

Haverford College finished just behind that group at No. 105.

The University of Pennsylvania again cracked the top 10 in the 2022 rankings, listing at No. 10.

The Forbes list ranks 500 colleges and universities across the U.S., taking several factors into account including student academic success, graduation rates, student debt, and return on investment.

The rankings reflect schools that provide an excellent education at a good price as well as schools that graduate high earners who will go on to become successful entrepreneurs and influential leaders in their fields, according to Forbes.

Read more at the Philadelphia Business Journal about these college rankings.

Forbes senior reporter Emma Whitford offers a detailed analysis of its top college list for 2022.

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