Clarke Named Forbes 'Best College' and 'Best College Buy'

posted on August 11, 2009

According to the recent Forbes Magazine “America’s Best Colleges” listing, Clarke College ranks among the best schools in the country. Clarke was ranked number 123 among the top 600 schools in the nation.

This year, in conjunction with the best colleges list, Forbes partnered with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) to develop a ranking of “America’s Best College Buys.” Clarke was named number four in the ranking of best college buys in the Midwest and was number 63 in the national best buy listing. It was the highest ranked school in Iowa for value.

“These rankings take into account student satisfaction, post-graduate employment success, likelihood of graduation within four years and student loan debt levels, so we are particularly pleased to receive high rankings on this scale, ” said Clarke Vice President for Enrollment Management Beth Triplett, Ed.D. “Clarke will continue to focus on providing our students with both a strong education and an excellent value.”

For a complete listing of schools, visit

Regional best buy rankings can be found on the CCAP blog at

For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.


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