Tallahassee, Florida- September 11, 2012
Florida A&M University (FAMU) was named one of Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges in the nation in the publication’s annual ranking of the top colleges.
FAMU also made Forbes’ lists for “Best Research Colleges.”
“This is truly an honor for Florida A&M University to be recognized as one of Forbes Magazine's Top Colleges in the nation,” said FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson. “This ranking strongly supports that FAMU is a premier institution that has a distinguished faculty and outstanding students who are challenged to excel in and out of the classroom.”
Some of the other universities listed included Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Georgetown, Duke, University of Florida, Florida State University and Morehouse College.
The Forbes America Top Colleges rankings are based on upon five categories: post-graduate success; student satisfaction; debt; four-year graduation rate and competitive awards.
The rankings are prepared exclusively for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a Washington, D.C. think tank founded by Ohio University economist Richard Vedder.