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Franklin Pierce among five NH colleges to make Forbes' list of top institutions

Aug 11, 2011

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Franklin Pierce University ranks in the top five of NH colleges in the annual Forbes list of the 650 Best Undergraduate Institutions. The ranking focuses on evaluating the value of the college purchase from the viewpoint of what is most important to the student – quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt – ignoring the schools perceived ‘reputation.’ The rankings were constructed by the center for College Affordability and Productivity, a think tank in Washington, using data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Professor Jason Little, Associate Professor of Marketing, is typical of Franklin Pierce faculty when he shares his feelings about teaching at Franklin Pierce University. “Helping students achieve their potential as a learner, as a serious candidate for an employment setting, and their overall well-being, I find most gratifying.”

The University is known for its’ innovative approach to education, award-winning faculty and quality academic programs. “It is no secret that Franklin Pierce University is gaining new visibility as a nationally respected institution of higher education,” said alumnus Randall Kennedy ’85.

James F. Birge, President of Franklin Pierce University, agrees,“I am pleased that Forbes recognized the many good things that Franklin Pierce University is known for – quality of academics and campus life, post graduate success and student satisfaction. In today’s economic climate, where families are looking at their college choice with a critical eye, the value of an education is forefront in their minds. Our innovative approach to education allows students to discover their strengths, thrive in a supportive environment and be challenged to succeed in an ever changing world.”

Read the related article in the Union Leader.

Forbes "America's Best Colleges"




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