Local colleges among Forbes list of top colleges for 2015

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NEW YORK, NY – Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster heads the list of 10 area colleges that are among America’s Top Colleges as listed by Forbes Magazine.  A total of 650 colleges and universities, both public and private made the list.  The writers at Forbes say the list is based on outcomes from low student debt and high graduation rates to student satisfaction and career success.

Area colleges and universities ranking, total cost and student population:

#58 Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster.  Total cost: $63,269 Student enrollment 2,297

#87 Dickinson College, Carlisle. Total cost:  $62,289 Student enrollment: 2,396

#111 Gettysburg College, Gettysburg. Total cost: $60, 320.  Student enrollment 2,524

#152 Penn State University, State College. Total cost: $47,548 Student enrollment 46,615

#320 Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. Total cost: $53,380. Student enrollment 2,187

#338 Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown. Total cost $51,890.  Student enrollment 1,892

#348 Lebanon Valley College, Annville. Total cost: $50,970.  Student enrollment 2,022

#362 Messiah College, Grantham. Total cost: $44,180.  Student enrollment 3,084

#592 Millersville University, Millersville. Total cost: $38,794. Student enrollment 8,279

To read the entire Forbes list of schools click here.