Local Colleges are “Tops” According to Forbes

teen studentsForbes.com recently released its annual list of Top Colleges. The tri-state was represented well on the list with 60+ universities between Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Ohio is home to 31 of the top colleges, fourth highest among all the states. The rankings factored in metrics such as post-graduate success, student satisfaction, student debt, graduation rate, and academic success.

The top-ranked school in Indiana was Notre Dame (#13 overall). The top-ranked school in Ohio was Oberlin (#46 overall). The top-ranked school in Kentucky was Centre (#89 overall).

Local institutions such as Miami University (Oxford), University of Dayton, Wright State University, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and Northern Kentucky University all made the list.

This list is yet another example of why Greater Cincinnati is a great place to live, work, play… and learn!

Did your alma mater make the list?

Favorite Kentucky Buildings – Three in Northern Kentucky!

The American Institute of Architects Kentucky tallied votes and three local Northern Kentucky buildings made their list of favorite Kentucky buildings:

See the top 10 favorite Kentucky buildings here in this video:

Northern Kentucky University – Ranked Number 48 of Best Colleges for Veterans


Northern Kentucky University has been ranked number 48 of the best U.S. colleges for veterans. Read the article about this report here from Military Times.

Factors used to create the best for vets list:

  • Number of military enrollment
  • Veterans office on campus
  • Acceptance of ACE credits
  • Staff and academic support of vets
  • Extracurricular for vets
  • Graduation rates
  • Student and faculty ratios

Northern Kentucky University has a Veterans Resource Station in their University Center. This center offers lounge space as well as many resource materials and technology. A wall map of the world allows vets to post where they served and connect to others with similar experiences. Read more about this resource center here.

What college ranked at the top? D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York.

Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio ranked #74.

Area Universities Ranked by U.S. News and World Report


Some local universities were showcased in the Best Colleges 2014 Report by U.S. News & World Report:

  • University of Cincinnati – Tied for #3 in the “Up and Coming” category and #135 overall among other national universities
  • Miami University – #75 among other national universities and ranked #31 among national public universities
  • Xavier University – Ranked well among the top Midwestern “Up and Coming” universities
  • Thomas More College – Ranked #41 among Southern regional universities
  • Northern Kentucky University – Ranked #77 among Southern regional universities
  • College of Mt. St. Joseph – Ranked #60 among regional, Midwest universities
  • University of Dayton – Ranked #112 nationally among other national universities

See the entire report here.

Which university ranked at top nationwide? Princeton University, followed by Harvard University and Yale University.