A list of the nation’s best colleges and universities includes six Indiana schools in the top 200. Forbes says the Top Colleges ranking, in its 10th year, is "ROI-centric" and focuses on factors including alumni salary, graduation rate and student satisfaction. The publication ranks 650 colleges.

Debt incurred by students was also a contributing factor in the rankings.

The University of Notre Dame is the only Indiana school in the top 100. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, DePauw University, Earlham College and Purdue University round out the top five highest-ranked in the state. This year’s top five nationally are Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The top-ranked colleges in Indiana are:

  • 26. University of Notre Dame
  • 116. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • 117. DePauw University
  • 135. Earlham College
  • 143. Purdue University
  • 147. Indiana University
  • 214. Wabash College
  • 222. Taylor University
  • 247. Butler University
  • 272. Saint Mary’s College
  • 311. University of Evansville
  • 333. Hanover College
  • 337. Valparaiso University
  • 338. Goshen College
  • 440. Huntington University
  • 501. Ball State University
  • 568. Anderson University
  • 596. IUPUI
  • 626. Indiana State University

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