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?

Princeton Review’s Top U.S. Business Schools Include Five Cincinnati and Dayton Universities


The Princeton Review surveyed 20,000+ students from 295 business schools and compiled data from school administrators to put together a list of its top U.S. Business Schools. Here are the universities from the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio area that made the list:

See the full list here. (Note: You need to register to see the entire list.)

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.

See More Food Trucks in Over-the-Rhine and Other City Locations


The Mobile Food Vending Program has expanded its food truck zones (from Fifth/Race; Court Street and Sawyer Point) to now include:

  • Fountain Square
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Washington Park/Over-the-Rhine  – Three trucks will soon be able to serve food for breakfast and lunch at Washington Park and two trucks will be able to serve in the evening at 12th Street/Clay. Washington Park will soon have bistro tables and chairs near the Food Truck area.

Read more from Soapbox Cincinnati about the expanded Food Truck program.

Read about some of the different Cincinnati-area food trucks from a former Sibcy Cline News Blog article here.