TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Indiana State University has been recognized by Forbes magazine and the Princeton Review for quality and value.
This is the fourth straight year ISU has been included on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Top Colleges and the 11th straight year included in the Princeton Review.
Only about 20 percent of the nation’s accredited colleges and universities make the Forbes list while the Princeton Review bases its list largely on student surveys.
“We are pleased to be recognized by both Forbes and the Princeton Review,” said Dan Bradley, Indiana State University president. “Our faculty and staff work hard to deliver a quality education while maintaining affordability. Being selected for inclusion on these lists is independent verification that these efforts are paying off for our students, their families and the state of Indiana.”
This year, Forbes’ list is based on four primary criteria: post-graduate success, followed by the amount of student debt upon graduation, student satisfaction and graduation rates.
In including Indiana State on its list of 159 Best Midwestern Colleges – a 12-state region stretching from the Dakotas to Ohio – the Princeton Review says students it surveyed responded that ISU professors “really care.”
To be selected by Princeton Review, colleges and universities must first pass muster for academic excellence, based on data collected in administrator surveys and opinions of staff and counselor advisors.
“We greatly value what students report to us about their experiences at their colleges, just as you would take into account comments you learn from students on a campus visit,” said Rob Franek, who oversees the company’s guidebook publishing program. “Only schools that permit us to survey their students are eligible for consideration for our regional “best” designations.”
Princeton Review has also recognized Indiana State among the nation’s “most green” colleges for the past two years and has included the MBA program in the Scott College of Business among the nation’s best for the ninth straight year.