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Last modified: Friday, July 26, 2013

Indiana University Bloomington named one of nation's 25 best public colleges

July 26, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Bloomington is among the nation's top 25 best public colleges and universities, according to new rankings from Forbes.

IU Bloomington ranks 22nd among public colleges and universities in Forbes' Top Colleges rankings. Overall, the university ranked 97th out of 650 schools, joining the top 100 for the first time since Forbes began its college rankings in 2008 and moving up 47 spots from its 2012 ranking of 144.

Forbes partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity to produce the Top Colleges list. The rankings consider a number of factors, including student satisfaction, student debt, four-year graduation rate and nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships received by students, such as the Rhodes and Fulbright.

Among the more highly weighted factors is post-graduate success, including salary of alumni pulled from

IU Bloomington shares the Top 25 Best Public Colleges recognition with six other universities from the Big Ten: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Maryland, College Park; Pennsylvania State University; and Purdue University.

View the complete list and methodology online.