Most Idaho Universities Ranked in Bottom Half of Forbes' Best Colleges List


Idaho universities were pretty far down the list in Forbes Magazine's latest rankings of America's top universities. The rankings, released today and to be published in the Monday, Aug. 20, issue, put The College of Idaho at 222, Brigham Young University-Idaho at 358, the University of Idaho at 396, Boise State at 616, and Idaho State University at 620 out of 650 schools in a cover story called "The Only Colleges That Matter."

Princeton University topped the list, surpassing Williams College in Massachusetts, last year's No. 1 school. Stanford moved into third place, ahead of the University of Chicago and Yale.

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity prepared the rankings for Forbes based on student outcomes, career prospects, graduation rates and debt levels.

Rounding out the Top 10 are Harvard, the U.S. Military Academies, Columbia, Pomona (Calif.) and Swarthmore (Penn.).

Texas Southern University was ranked 650th.