Valparaiso University has achieved recognition by Forbes 2016 rankings as one of the top 75 colleges in the Midwest and regularly appears in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” list.
The Center for College Affordability and Productivity assists Forbes in the calculating the rankings of America’s Top Colleges through the analysis of factors including student satisfaction, graduation rate and academic success. Additionally, according to Forbes’ methodology postgraduate success and student debt are two of the most important measures of its annual ranking.
Institutions that demonstrate excellent return on investment rank high on Forbes’ list. At Valparaiso University, graduate placement has exceeded 90 percent for 23 consecutive years, and Valpo’s student loan default rate of 3.0 is well below the national average of 11.8.