Newberg, Ore. (Vocus) August 10, 2009
Forbes ranks George Fox University as one of the top 60 of "America's best colleges" and first among Christian colleges in the United States.
George Fox ranks No. 58 overall and No. 12 in the West. The U.S. Military Academy, Princeton and Cal Tech took the top three spots, respectively. George Fox ranked second among Oregon colleges, behind Reed College (No. 44), and received the highest ranking among institutions in the 105-member Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
The Forbes rankings and methodology are posted online at the Forbes.com site. According to Forbes, its ranking system is designed to stress the outputs of a college education rather than the inputs stressed by the U.S. News and World Report college rankings.
Forbes measured whether students liked their courses (25 percent), achieved post-graduate vocational success (25 percent), graduated in four years (16 and 2/3 percent), and graduated without a lot of debt (20 percent). It also factored in faculty who competed for nationally competitive academic awards (13 1/3 percent). Forbes conducts its own research from third-party sources and did not use data supplied directly by George Fox or any other institution. The Forbes ranking was created by Richard Vedder, an economist at Ohio University, and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
George Fox University is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university's campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor's degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master's and doctoral degrees.
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