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Forbes: St. Francis College listed among America’s Top Colleges

August 7, 2017 From St. Francis College
Justice Sonia Sotomayor sits down with Sparkle Sooknanan, a St. Francis College graduate and former clerk for Sotomayor. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese

With the release of the 2017 Forbes rankings, St. Francis College has now been ranked one of America’s Top Colleges all 10 years that the magazine has published the list.

Forbes puts a large focus “on the direct benefits a college or university provides its students. Favoring output over input.” The website argues that return on investment, measured by graduation rate, student debt, and post-graduate success, is more important than acceptance rate and SAT scores.

In describing why St. Francis made the list, Forbes writes that, “Academia is celebrated at St. Francis — an impressive 20% of students pursue postgraduate education… and the five-year master’s track for Accounting regularly sends graduates to the Big Four.”

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The listing also praises the college for its diversity, entrepreneurship program and tradition of volunteering by students.

“We take a lot of pride when the hard work of our professors, administrators, and of course, our students, is recognized for a ranking like America’s Top Colleges,” said Interim President Timothy J. Houlihan. “Whether it’s personal attention from professors, or amazing networking supported by our alumni, the entire St. Francis community is driven to turn out well-rounded members of society and committed to giving them access to opportunities where they can succeed.”

 

—Information from St. Francis College


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