Hendrix Included in Forbes List of America’s Top 650 Colleges

Hendrix College is included in Forbes magazine’s annual list of America’s Top 650 Colleges. Hendrix is listed at 118.

According to Forbes, the rankings were compiled exclusively for Forbes by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity and focus on “the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt.”

Hendrix is also profiled in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske and released last week.

Hendrix is “among the South’s most progressive liberal arts colleges,” the guide says. “Academics are demanding but students are laid-back …”

The College has “a strong emphasis on international awareness” and “healthy dialogue about tough issues such as gay rights, the environment, and capital punishment draws students together.”

Among the criteria used by Fiske are academic ratings, price category, and quality of student life on campus.

“Every decision we make at Hendrix is based on the question – how does this enhance the academic program and student experience?” said Hendrix College President Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd. “Our inclusion in the country’s top college guides affirms our commitment to these principles, as well as the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff on behalf of our students.”