Last year, our Grateful Grads ranking of private not-for-profit colleges was top heavy in the same elite schools on other popular lists but especially weighted toward colleges that produce uber ...

The column is accompanied by a slideshow of the top 50 colleges and representative alumni that includes a photo of actor Mindy Kaling ’01, creator of The Mindy Project. Read the full story, published 3/27/14 by Forbes.

Forbes has a simple alternative ROI measure called the Grateful Graduates Index which ranks colleges by the median amount of private donations per student over a 10-year period.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges were recently included in Forbes magazine’s list of “The 50 Top ROI Colleges 2014: The Grateful Grads Index.”The index uses the dollar amount of private donations to an institution per student over a 10-year period to measure a school’s value.

2014-04-15 SPARTANBURG, S.C. – For the second consecutive year, Wofford College is among the Top 50 ROI Colleges in the Top 100 Grateful Graduates Index released recently by Forbes on its website.

Forbes 2014 ranking of the top 100 private-not-for-profit colleges according to its Grateful Graduates Index -- an alternative measure of college ROI.

The “America’s Top Colleges” list focuses on student “outputs” and is based on alum salary (20%), student debt (20%), student experience (20%), Forbes’ American Leaders List (15%), academic success (12.5%) and graduation rate (12.5%). Read the full methodology. In the ranking, HWS also landed on the “Top Colleges” lists of best private colleges and best universities in the northeast.

Brown University ranked 9th is one of 15 colleges and universities in New England named to Forbes’ list of Top 50 ROI Colleges in 2014. Forbes ranked all private not-for-profit colleges and ...

Home > News & Events > MHC Makes Forbes’s “Grateful Grads” List MHC Makes Forbes’s “Grateful Grads” List Mount Holyoke is on Forbes magazine’s new index of colleges whose alumnae/I say thank you by donating to the institution.

Randolph College is included in Forbes’ recently released ranking for “Colleges with the Happiest, Most Successful Alumni.” Randolph ranked 72nd out of the 200 institutions on the list. To compile its rankings, Forbes used its Grateful Graduates Index to measure return on investment.