New study ranks Baylor among the nation’s most successful universities
When colleges and universities talk about rankings, they’re usually referring to the ones annually released by U.S. News and World Report. The publication’s lists make a big splash when they are released every year and have come to be the most relied-upon evaluation of a school’s academic standing.
But at the end of the day, that’s only one method. Forbes magazine ran a story recently on another ranking compiled by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity (CCAP) that focuses on results. Do students like their courses while in school? Are they graduating? How successful are they after they graduate?
Based on their study, Baylor came in at No. 34 in the nation, right between Vanderbilt and NYU — two schools annually recognized as “top-tier.” Baylor fared better in the study than a number of other notable schools — prestigious universities such as UCLA, Michigan, USC, Florida and Texas. In fact, Baylor ranked ahead of every other school in the Big 12 Conference.
In the end, it is the results that matters; everyone involved with the University wants to see Baylor graduates succeeding in every facet of life after graduating. We know Baylor to be successful in that regard, but it’s good to see the University’s track record validated by outside organizations as well.
Sic ’em, Bears!