In 2009 Forbes joined with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity to rank 600 undergraduate colleges (the top 15 percent of the more than 4,000 eligible colleges) based on "the quality of the education they provide, the experience of the students and how much they achieve".

According to the Forbes magazine’s second-annual ranking of America’s 600 best colleges, The U.S. Military Academy at West Point took the top spot, followed by Princeton University (2nd), California Institute of Technology (3rd), Williams College (4th), Harvard University (5th), Wellesley College (6th), the U.S. Air Force Academy (7th), Amherst College (8th), Yale University (9th) and Stanford University (10th).

Other top performers in the Forbes College Rankings include:

Huntington University
- Ranked 97th among the top 100 institutions in the country for the second consecutive year. It was fifth among Indiana public and private colleges and universities and the second highest-ranked member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
- In addition, Huntington ranked No. 86 on’s list of America’s Best Private Colleges.

University of La Verne
- Rated 18th among California colleges and universities and 206th overall.
- La Verne improved by 198 positions over last year’s inaugural Forbes Best Colleges list, the best of any California school included in both the 2008 and 2009 rankings.

 The University of Wyoming
- It was listed 17th among "America's Best Public Colleges".
- Additionally, Forbes ranked UW 5th among its "America's Best College Buys".

Abilene Christian University
- It was listed at 407th, placing the university in the top 10 percent ahead of several other Texas schools including TCU and Baylor University. ACU and Pepperdine University were the only two schools on the list affiliated with the Church of Christ.
- In 2008, ACU was ranked No. 444.

* Suggested Reading:

Forbes Non-US MBA Ranking

Forbes Ranking of Top 60 MBA Programs

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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