Becker is Among the Nation’s Top Colleges

Published on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

best-381-cover-smallFor the fifth year in a row, Becker College is named among the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. The College is featured in the 2017 edition of the education service’s guide, The Best 381 Colleges, released today (Tuesday, Aug. 30).

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the guide, which includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges. “The ranking once again underscores Becker’s commitment to ensuring every student a transformational, educational experience distinguished by academic excellence and preparation for the real world of the 21st century,” said Becker College President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. “This honor comes as the College affirms the Agile Mindset as the academic foundation that equips students to navigate change, and create value in the complex, hyper-connected, automated world.

“The Agile Mindset values knowledge and the power of learning, and it focuses on a set of four uniquely human skills: divergent thinking, empathy, an entrepreneurial outlook, and social and emotional intelligence. The Agile Mindset prepares students to adapt and create new value,” Johnson explained further.

“Becker’s outstanding academics are the chief reason we chose it for this book, and we strongly recommend the college to applicants,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior VP-publisher and author of The Best 381 Colleges. “We make our selections primarily based on data we collect through our annual surveys. Additionally, we give considerable weight to observations from our school visits, opinions of our staff and our 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, and an unparalleled amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools. We also keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.”

The Princeton Review quotes extensively from Becker students the company surveyed for the book. Among their comments: “The college provides a personal education, one that pushes you to do your best.”