Although the caps were tossed in the air months ago, you’re still undecided about where to go to college. Do I stay close to home, go to a prestigious college or university, or take a gap year?
Whatever the case, don’t fret. There is still enough time to choose a college. Besides, it’s never to late to go to college. Right?!
When choosing a college, there is so much to consider. However, considering local options as well as how those colleges and universities stack up is a good place to start. Perhaps, Forbes’ list of best colleges and universities can help you get on track.
Let’s take a look at the top colleges in America by state.
|State||College||2015 Top College Rank|
|Alabama||Auburn University||No. 218|
|Alaska||University Of Alaska, Fairbanks||No. 414|
|Arizona||University of Arizona||No. 200|
|Arkansas||Hendrix College||No. 137|
|California||Pomona College||No. 1|
|Colorado||United States Air Force Academy||No. 38|
|Connecticut||Yale University||No. 5|
|Delaware||University of Delaware||No. 142|
|D.C.||Georgetown University||No. 23|
|Florida||University of Florida||No. 83|
|Georgia||Emory University||No. 79|
|Hawaii||University of Hawaii, Manoa||No. 430|
|Idaho||College of Idaho||No. 195|
|Illinois||Northwestern University||No. 16|
|Indiana||University of Notre Dame||No. 13|
|Iowa||Grinnell College||No. 65|
|Kansas||University of Kansas||No. 268|
|Kentucky||Centre College||No. 89|
|Louisiana||Tulane University||No. 134|
|Maine||Bowdoin College||No. 21|
|Maryland||United States Naval Academy||No. 27|
|Massachusetts||Williams College||No. 2|
|Michigan||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||No. 41|
|Minnesota||Carleton College||No. 30|
|Mississippi||Millsaps College||No. 274|
|Missouri||Washington University in St. Louis||No. 63|
|Montana||Carroll College||No. 307|
|Nebraska||Creighton University||No. 178|
|Nevada||University of Nevada, Reno||No. 437|
|New Hampshire||Dartmouth College||No. 14|
|New Jersey||Princeton University||No. 4|
|New Mexico||Saint John’s College||No. 302|
|New York||United States Military Academy||No. 11|
|North Carolina||Duke University||No. 22|
|North Dakota||University of North Dakota||No. 444|
|Ohio||Oberlin College||No. 46|
|Oklahoma||University of Tulsa||No. 173|
|Oregon||Reed College||No. 52|
|Pennsylvania||Swarthmore College||No. 7|
|Rhode Island||Brown University||No. 8|
|South Carolina||Wofford College||No. 97|
|South Dakota||University of South Dakota||No. 411|
|Tennessee||Vanderbilt University||No. 47|
|Texas||Rice University||No. 32|
|Utah||Brigham Young University||No. 104|
|Vermont||Middlebury College||No. 34|
|Virginia||Washington and Lee University||No. 29|
|Washington||Whitman College||No. 50|
|West Virginia||West Virginia University||No. 421|
|Wisconsin||University of Wisconsin, Madison||No. 69|
|Wyoming||University of Wyoming||No. 235|
So… There you have it, the number one college in every state. Did your college make the Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges?
According to Forbes, Hendrix College is the best the college in Arkanas. It’s a pretty good school and I know several people that graduated from there including my baby sister.
Be proud of your college (choice), even if it’s not number one in your state or on the list. From where I sit, I “got” much love for my HBCUs (Historically Black College and Universities). I’m a proud graduate of Philander Smith College (Little Rock, Arkansas).
To learn more about the 50 Top Best Value Colleges in 2016, just following the link. I’d love to know where you plan to attend. What’s your alma mater? Hit me up in the comments below.