UW News

April 1, 2016

UW ranked among top 25 ‘Best Value Colleges’ by Forbes

The University of Washington is ranked No. 23 in the nation for best value by Forbes, according to a list released this week.

The rankings are based on several factors including quality (based on the 2015 Forbes Top Colleges ranking), drop-out risk, average time to graduate, tuition and post-graduation salaries and skills.

The magazine said the top colleges are “mostly West Coast, public and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-oriented.” Among public institutions, the UW is ranked No. 14.

The UW is No. 9 among West Coast schools and is the top-ranked institution in the state on the Forbes list.

According to the data used in Forbes methodology, the average post-graduation salary for UW alumni is $52,100, which is above the national average of $34,300.