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Simmons Rises in FORBES Rankings

August 14, 2013

Once again, FORBES named Simmons College among the top 650 colleges in the nation for 2013 – a distinction shared by less than 20 percent of America’s 4,000 four-year universities. This year, Simmons jumped 35 spots to No. 311 in the ranking from No. 346 in 2012 and No. 410 in 2011.

This is the sixth consecutive year Simmons has been ranked by FORBES, in partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), for The Top Colleges in the United States the FORBES list of 650 schools.

According to its website, the ranking focuses primary on what student get from their college experience. The rankings data is gathered from a variety of sources in five general categories: student satisfaction (22.5%), post-graduate success (37.5%), student debt (17.5%), graduation rate (11.25%), and nationally competitive awards (11.25%).

Recently, Simmons also was named by The Princeton Review among the “Best 378 Colleges” in the country.

Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston with a history of visionary thinking and a focus on leadership and social responsibility. Simmons is the only undergraduate women's college in Boston and offers the nation’s first MBA program designed specifically for women, as well as coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, library and information science, and social work.

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