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Simmons College Named One of "America's Best Colleges" by

BOSTON (August 7, 2009) — Simmons College in Boston has been named by as one of "America's Best Colleges 2009." Simmons is among a select group of 600 colleges in the ranking, representing 15% of the nearly 4,000 colleges in the U.S. This is the second year in a row that Simmons College has appeared on this distinctive list.

"Simmons is focused on preparing students for lifetime success. Inclusion on this list and other rankings gives credence to this promise," said Simmons College President Helen Drinan.

Last month, Simmons College was named one of the nation's "Best 371 Colleges" in the Princeton Review's 2010 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.

Data for the rankings were gathered and analyzed by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. According to Forbes, there were several factors involved in the ranking methodology including: alumnae/i listed in the 2008 edition of "Who's Who in America"; alumnae/i salaries from; student evaluations from; and four-year debt load for typical student borrowers (20%).

Founded in 1899, Simmons College is a nationally recognized university located in the heart of Boston.  It includes an undergraduate college for women, and graduate programs for women and men in management, social work, health sciences, and library and information science.