In a new ranking of America’s Top Colleges published by Forbes magazine, Southwestern is listed as the top liberal arts college in Texas, and placed in the top third of colleges and universities in the U.S., and sixth overall in the state, up one spot from 2014.

Southwestern ranked 35th in the South and 146 in Private Colleges. Additionally, Forbes uses its “Grateful Grads Index” to measure return on investment. Southwestern ranks 85th on the list, supporting the finding that colleges with intimate educational experiences produce successful, happy alumni.

The Forbes ranking methodology focuses on outcomes of a college experience, rather than relying on metrics associated with getting into a school. Measurements include student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt and academic success.

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