The University of Washington was ranked eighth among public universities in the country (excluding federally-funded military academies) in the quality of undergraduate education, according to Forbes.
The UW also was ranked first among all colleges and universities in Washington.
The other top-ranked institutions, in order, include:
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Michigan
- University of Virginia
- William and Mary
- University of North Carolina
- University of Illinois
Forbes used a methodology based on valuing “output” over “input.” Measurements included: student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate and nationally competitive awards.