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Forbes Names Simmons College One of "America's Best Colleges"

Simmons Named Among the Nation's "Best Colleges" By For Fourth Year in a Row

BOSTON (August 11, 2011) — For the fourth consecutive year, Simmons College has been named by Forbes as one of "American's Best Colleges in 2011." Simmons is among a select group of 650 colleges featured in the ranking, which represents the top 20% of the nearly 4,000 colleges in the United States.

According to Forbes, its ranking focuses on "the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates, and low levels of debt." The ranking are prepared for Forbes by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity, which gathered and analyzed the data. The survey information is based on five general categories: post graduate success, which evaluates alumni pay and prominence, student satisfaction, which includes professor evaluations and freshman to sophomore year retention rates, debt, which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates, four-year graduation rate, and competitive awards. To learn more about the ranking, visit the Forbes website.

Earlier this month, Simmons College was named one of the nation's "Best 376 Colleges" in the Princeton Review's 2012 college guidebook, which chooses schools based on outstanding academics and an 80-question student survey that focuses on the schools' academics, administration, campus life, and student body.

Founded in 1899, Simmons College is a nationally ranked university located in the heart of Boston with a history of visionary thinking and social responsibility. It offers undergraduate education for women, and renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, library and information science, social work, as well as the nation's first MBA program designed specifically for women. Follow Simmons on Twitter @SimmonsCollege and @SimmonsNews.