updated: 8/8/2011 1:52:48 PM

Forbes List Includes Indiana Schools

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Forbes has released its list of America's top colleges. Three Indiana institutions made the top 100. The rankings are based on several categories including post-graduate success and retention rates.

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Three Indiana schools made the top 100 rankings. The University of Notre Dame ranked 18th, DePauw University came in 50th, and Wabash University was 86th. For the second year in a row, Williams College in Massachusetts topped the list.

You can see the entire list by clicking here.

Forbes Methodology

The rankings are based on five general categories: Post Graduate success (30%), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence, Student Satisfaction (27.5%), which includes professor evaluations and freshman to sophomore year retention rates, Debt (17.5%), which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates, Four Year Graduation Rate (17.5%) and Competitive Awards (7.5%), which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships like the Rhodes, the Marshall and the Fulbright.

Source: Forbes

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