Valparaiso University has achieved recognition by Forbes 2014 rankings as one of the top 100 colleges in the Midwest and regularly appears in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” list.

Forbes rankings are calculated by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity and are highlighted in the August 2014 issue of Forbes Magazine. According to Forbes, postgraduate success is the most important measure of its annual ranking. Schools that demonstrate excellent return on investment rank high on the list, and at Valparaiso University graduate placement has exceeded 90 percent for 21 consecutive years.

Valparaiso University’s outstanding graduate placement rate is possible with quality academics that are accessible to students at a reasonable cost. In total, Valpo annually awards more than $80 million to undergraduate students, with 94 percent of undergraduate students receiving financial assistance through scholarships, awards, loans and other sources.

Valparaiso University has also been recognized as ranking second among Midwestern regional universities in 2013, consistently appearing near the top of the U.S. News Best Value list.