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UMD Soars to #14 on Forbes' Top Public Colleges List

July 29, 2013
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Alana Carchedi 301-405-0235

The University of Maryland ranks #14 among public colleges, according to Forbes' 2013 list of America's Top Colleges.COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland ranks #14 among public colleges, according to Forbes' 2013 list of America's Top Colleges. In the 6th annual rankings, the university also ranks #40 among research universities and #73 among all U.S. colleges, up from #168 in 2012.

According to Forbes, the list focuses on student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate and nationally competitive awards.

"Providing broad access to the highest quality education is a task that has never been more important to our children, our state and our nation," says UMD President Wallace Loh. "Forbes' new ranking is particularly gratifying because it stresses academic excellence, the impact of a quality education, and affordability.  With strong support from our state leaders, the University of Maryland is succeeding in meeting these goals."

UMD is also ranked #19 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, The Institute of Higher Education, which ranks the world’s top universities based on research, puts UMD at #38 in the world and #29 among U.S. universities.

The full list of America's Top Colleges is available here.