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OBU Tops Oklahoma Rankings

October 2, 2008

A total of 569 undergraduate institutions are ranked based on the quality of the education they provide and how much their students achieve, according to the Web site. The rankings were determined through a process established by Dr. Richard Vedder, an economist at Ohio University, and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

Nationwide, OBU ranked 163rd on the list, followed by Oklahoma Wesleyan University at 185th. Other Oklahoma universities making the list included the University of Oklahoma at No. 380, Oklahoma State University at No. 406, and University of Tulsa at No. 515.

"The ranking relies entirely on outside databases and surveys rather than on the involvement or cooperation of the colleges," explained Hana R. Alberts at

The full list can be found on Forbes' Web site at by searching "America's Best Colleges."