Measuring a College’s Worth: Grateful Grads Index (Forbes)


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Matt Schifrin of Forbes explains that the ranking is based on a “pretty simple formula that measures the amount of private gifts given to a four-year college over time, divided by the number of full-time students it has.”

He continues, “After all, private donations are typically an indicator of two things: how successful an alumnus is and how grateful they feel toward their alma mater.”

Forbes’ index includes only private colleges that offer four-year degrees and have an enrollment of more than 1,000 full-time students.

Read the full story, published 5/1/13 by Forbes.

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