Hiram College has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions of higher learning in the recently released edition of “America’s Best Colleges 2010” produced by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. The third-annual ranking guide selects colleges and universities based on a variety of factors including four-year graduation rate, student satisfaction, post-graduation success of graduates and freshman-to-sophomore retention rates.
Hiram rose to number 166 in the rankings this year compared to a ranking of 204 last year. There are 610 total schools on the list. Hiram is also ranked 38 among the 150 colleges (of the 610 total) that are in the Midwest and 42 among the 386 colleges (of the 610 total) that have average SAT scores between 1100 and 1299.
The two areas that Hiram received the strongest rankings in were student satisfaction and alumni achievement.
“We know what we do at Hiram is special and that it is the best preparation for life in today’s rapidly changing world,” said Hiram President Thomas V. Chema. “It is especially positive when those outside of our community endorse the value of a Hiram education.”