ISU ranked on Forbes’ and Princeton Review

(WTHI File Photo)
(WTHI File Photo)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s