Forbes is out with its America's Top Colleges list featuring rankings for the top 700 universities in the country. Three San Antonio schools made the list.
San Antonio’s Trinity University, with its smaller enrollment of less than 2,500 students, was ranked 132, and St. Mary’s University was 390. UTSA just made the list at 641 nationwide.
Williams College in Massachusetts leads the Forbes 700 list, followed by Stanford University and Swarthmore College.
Forbes said this year the rankings came down to small, student-centric liberal arts colleges against the large, research universities with strengths in STEM education.
Thirty Texas schools made the list, led by Houston’s Rice University, which with a population of about 6,400 students, was ranked 32 on the national list and followed by larger schools such as UT-Austin, which ranked 76.
Forbes said the top 10 schools on the list enjoy the highest retention rates and four-year graduation rates: Williams at 96% and Yale and Pomona at 89%.