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Wofford ranked among top 75 colleges on Forbes’ ‘America’s Best Colleges’

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2011-08-04

Top institution in South Carolina; 14th among colleges in South

(Wofford also featured in The Princeton Review's "Best 376 Colleges")

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is ranked among the top 75 colleges and universities in the country – 73rd overall and the highest-ranked South Carolina institution – in the fourth annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes magazine.

In addition, Wofford is ranked 14th among the “Best Colleges in the South.”

Forbes selected 650 of the more than 2,200 four-year campuses across the country to evaluate using to a methodology developed exclusively for the magazine by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in Washington, D.C. The formula “focuses on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.” For a full listing, go to www.forbes.com/top-colleges/.

Earlier this week, Wofford was recognized as one of the country’s best undergraduate institutions in “The Best 376 Colleges” by The Princeton Review, which also included Wofford as one of 135 “Best of the Southeast” colleges.

Wofford also is included in the 2012 editions of other college guides, including “The Fiske Guide to the Colleges,” “The Yale Insider’s Guide to the Colleges,” and “The Ultimate Guide to America’s Best Colleges,” which recommended the college’s programs in biological/life sciences and business.