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Longwood included on Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges List for 2010

August 13, 2010

Forbes America's Best Colleges 2010

For the first time, Longwood University is included as one of the best colleges in the United States in the annual survey published by Forbes magazine.  The list of more than 600 undergraduate institutions, compiled with research from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, is based on 11 factors measuring the quality of the education each school provides, the experiences of its students, and the achievements of its graduates. Longwood is ranked 462 out of 610 colleges across the nation that made the list.

David M. Ewalt, editor of the special Forbes report, stated, "Whether they're in the top 10 or near the end of the list, all 610 schools in this ranking count among the best in the country. We review just 9 percent of the 6,600 accredited postsecondary institutions in the U.S., so appearing on our list at all is an indication that a school meets a high standard." 

View the Forbes' 2010 list of America's Best Colleges

A related story about how well Virginia's public and private colleges fared in Forbes has been published in the online edition of Virginia Business.