UH 369th on Forbes list of Top Colleges 2017

I’m guessing grad rates and retention rates have us lower on the list since the methodology puts a lot of stock into those areas. They also don’t seem to take into account Cost of Living while including after college salaries which may be why Texas schools seem to be lower than normal. Also seems to be heavily weighted towards private schools.

https://www.forbes.com/colleges/university-of-houston/

Methodology: https://www.forbes.com/sites/cartercoudriet/2017/08/02/top-colleges-2017-the-methodology/#d5fa2cae44a9

Texas Schools:

22 - Rice
90 - Trinity
91 - Texas
98 - SMU
115 - Texas A&M
188 - TCU
211 - Baylor
225 - U of Dallas
250 - Austin College
286 - Southwestern
295 - UT Dallas
314 - Texas Tech
369 - UH
375 - St Edwards
495 - Abilene Christian
500 - North Texas
506 - Texas State
558 - UT Arlington
561 - St Mary’s
581 - Sam Houston State
586 - Texas Women’s University
598 - UT-RGV
608 - UTEP
639 - UTSA
644 - A&M Kingsville


Other peers:

114 - BYU
123 - Tulane
124 - Connecticut
175 - Tulsa
192 - Utah
201 - Oklahoma
216 - San Diego State
218 - LSU
223 - Missouri
231 - Arizona
234 - Kansas
258 - Iowa State
260 - Arizona State
283 - Arkansas
308 - UCF
318 - Oklahoma State
324 - USF
359 - Ole Miss
360 - Temple
370 - Cincinnati
386 - Kansas State
425 - Mississippi State
434 - West Virginia
476 - East Carolina
526 - UNLV
563 - New Mexico
628 - Boise State
635 - Memphis

342 last year

I’ve always put LESS stock in the Forbes’ rankings than any other.

US News and the WSJ BOTH have better sets of rankings, in my view.

We moved up to 330 in the Forbes ranking in 2018, and this year we are now 306.

So we’ve moved up 63 spots in two years. Others of note (behind us in bold):

Navy 24
SMU 91
Tulane 106
UConn 130
Tulsa 197
USF 228
UCF 242
Temple 299
Cincy 313
East Car 473
Wichita St 597
Memphis 640

Texas 76
TCU 148
Oklahoma 188
Baylor 202
Iowa St 211
Kansas 260
Texas Tech 311
Okla St 358
Kan St 366
West Va 454

A&M 103
LSU 212
Arkansas 271

Stanford 2
Cal 13
USC 30
UCLA 38
Washington 64
Colorado 146
Arizona St 186
Utah 187
Oregon 191
Arizona 218
Wash St 231
Ore St 261

Air Force 43
San Diego St 181
Colo St 223
San Jose 295
Wyoming 347
Nevada 349
Hawaii 385
Fresno St 417
Utah St 445
UNLV 548
New Mex 567
Boise St 569

Army 32
BYU 95
Saint Louis 161
Dayton 165
VCU 345

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Feels like the UH in 4 program should show some benefits in the grad rates soon.

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They have been; grad rates have been rising.