Two publications rank Texas Woman’s among nation’s best universities

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Sept. 8, 2023 ― DENTON ― Texas Woman’s University has been named among the nation’s top 4,000-plus, four-year colleges and universities, appearing on the “best colleges” lists of the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, two national publications that focus on financial news. The publications released their rankings this week.

Texas Woman’s was among the top 400 institutions selected for the “WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” list, ranking as the seventh-highest selection among Texas universities. In all, 21 Texas higher education institutions were named to the list.

The WSJ/College Pulse rankings are based on student outcomes, student survey results and diversity, with student outcomes accounting for 70% of the weighted score. Among the factors considered in the outcomes are graduates’ salaries, graduation rates and how quickly the institution’s education pays for itself through the salary attributable to the college education.

Survey results, which accounted for 20% of the ranking, reflect student views on learning opportunities, career preparation, facilities and whether the student would recommend an education at that institution. Diversity, accounting for 10%, assesses a student’s exposure to people from different backgrounds.

Texas Woman’s also was named to the Forbes 2023 “America’s Top Colleges” list, which included 27 Texas institutions on its index of 500 ranked colleges. Forbes took into account alumni salary (20%), student debt (15%), graduation rate (15%), leadership and entrepreneurial success (15%), return on investment (15%), retention rate (10%) and academic success (10%) in its ranking methodology.

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