Forbes rates West Michigan colleges for 'ROI'
A Forbes ranking is giving West Michigan colleges a sense of how they stack up against schools across the country in terms of the “return on investment” they offer students.
Stanford University ranks No. 1 in the nation, and the University of Michigan is the state's top-ranked college, at No. 44.
Forbes' ROI metric is based on several weighted factors.
Return on investment was determined by post-graduate success (weighted 32.5 percent), student satisfaction (25 percent), student debt (25 percent), academic success (10 percent) and graduation rate (7.5 percent).
West Michigan colleges
No. 90, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo
No. 155, Hope College, Holland
No. 187, Calvin College, Grand Rapids
No. 539, Grand Valley State University, Allendale
No. 581, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
No. 610, Andrews University, Berrien Springs
Other Michigan Colleges
No. 44, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
No. 149, Michigan State University, East Lansing
No. 190, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale
No. 262, Albion College, Albion
No. 389, Michigan Technological University, Houghton
No. 520, Oakland University, Rochester
No. 550, Alma College, Alma
No. 565, Wayne State University, Detroit
No. 635, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant
No. 653, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti