August 9, 2013 at 3:15pm
Millikin University is part of an elite group of universities recognized by Forbes magazine in its online list of "America's Top Colleges 2013," and as one of the Midwest's best colleges in The Princeton Review's 2014 college selection guide.
Millikin is one of 25 colleges from Illinois to make Forbes' national ranking of 650 academic institutions and is one of 155 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," on
"It is always happy news to have others recognize what all of us at Millikin University know deeply '€“ Millikin is a great university committed to excellence in teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom," said Millikin University Interim President Dr. Patrick E. White. "The Princeton Review ranking, because it is based on results from those who know Millikin best, our students, is especially gratifying, and the Forbes listing as one of America's Top Colleges shows that Millikin can compete with some of the best known colleges and universities in the country. Whatever our rankings, Millikin will always remain true to its mission to fulfill the promise of education by preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and personal lives of meaning and value."
America's Top Colleges rankings are prepared exclusively for Forbes with research from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) and based on numerous factors that evaluate student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student success in garnering nationally competitive awards, student debt and four-year graduation rates.
Forbes explains, "The Forbes list of 650 schools distinguishes itself from competitors by our belief in output over input. We're not all that interested in what gets a student into college, like our peers who focus heavily on selectivity metrics such as high school class rank, SAT scores and the like. Our sights are set directly on ROI '€“ what are students getting out of college?"
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The listings in The Princeton Review's "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website section are based on institutional data obtained from the colleges in 2012-2013, as well as student survey data on numerous issues, including academics, student population, and overall campus life.
"We're pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees," said Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher Robert Franek. "We chose these as our 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite."
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Millikin University is a private, comprehensive university with a diverse student population of approximately 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students. A Millikin education features "performance learning," a unique learning approach offering students the chance to build the confidence to succeed before and after graduation. Students choose from more than 50 majors from the College of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies and Tabor School of Business. Millikin is located on a 75-acre residential campus in Decatur, Ill. Last year, 98 percent of Millikin graduates gained employment or admission into professional/graduate school within six months of graduation. More information is available at