The present motto of Kalamazoo College, founded in 1833, is, “More in Four. More in a Lifetime.” Photo via fb.com
Five colleges in West Michigan were named among the 650 “best” in the country.
Forbes released its America’s Top Colleges 2019 list last week.
The annual review rates undergraduate institutions based on academics, experiences, career success and lowest debt.
“We include just 15% of the 4,300 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S., so appearing here at all is an indication that a school meets a high standard,” Forbes editors said.
Top colleges in West Michigan
Kalamazoo College, 164
Hope College, 247
Calvin University, 266
Grand Valley State University, 481
Western Michigan University, 564
Other Michigan colleges
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 20
Michigan State University, 159
Hillsdale College, 195
The full ranking is online.