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UW-Eau Claire on Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges 2023 list

| Gary Johnson

Forbes again has ranked the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire among its top colleges in the country based on graduation rates, return on investment and outcomes for low-income students.

The publication says the America’s Top Colleges 2023 list showcases 500 of the finest schools in the country, with UW-Eau Claire ranking 412th overall and among the top public universities in the Midwest. Princeton, Yale and Stanford are the top three universities on this year’s list.

Forbes found that the median 10-year salary for a Blugold graduate rose from $100,900 last year to $106,500 on the 2023 list. The publication also found that UW-Eau Claire’s average grant aid is $3,751 and its average student debt is $7,550.

Earlier this month, UW-Eau Claire was named one of the best institutions in the country for undergraduate research in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report. U.S. News lists UW-Eau Claire as the top-rated public regional university in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

UW-Eau Claire also was nationally recognized in the Wall Street Journal/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. listing for its emphasis on graduating students and providing added value to its university degree.