Duquesne University: ‘Worth the Investment,’ Forbes Says

Duquesne University has again been rated as among the nation's Best Value Colleges by Forbes.

In its 2016 rankings, Forbes' noted that private institutions, more than public schools, tend toward higher schools on "value-centric" ranking because, across the board, private school graduates have much higher earnings than graduates of public schools.

In trying to answer "what schools are worth the investment" and working with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, Forbes based the rankings on:

  • Quality, measured by student satisfaction, including Forbes' first social media survey, as well as actual and predicted retention rates
  • Drop-out risk
  • Time to complete a degree
  • Alumni salaries
  • Alumni skills
  • Gross tuition and fees.

Additionally, Forbes named Duquesne a 2016 Best Value Private College.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.