Forbes Magazine recognizes The Master’s College on its latest rankings of the nation’s top institutes of higher education

The Master’s College was ranked in the top half of Forbes Magazine’s 2013 America’s Top College’s rankings, which were released in July.

The rankings, which are based on a formula that includes student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate and nationally competitive awards, featured TMC at No. 274 in the nation. Six hundred schools made the list, which had Stanford University, Pomona College and Princeton University at one, two and three, respectively. Yale University and Columbia University rounded out the top five.

TMC ranked ahead of California Christian institutions such as Biola (467) and Vanguard (495), and also ranked higher than larger California schools such as Cal-State Long Beach (363), Cal-State Fresno (366), Cal-State San Bernardino (399), Cal-State Fullerton (423), Cal-State Northridge (441), Cal-State Sacramento (450) and Cal-State San Francisco (462).

Last September, The Master’s College was ranked No. 4 among regional colleges in the Western Region in the U.S. News and World Reports annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.”

According to TMC provost, Dr. Mark Tatlock, the school’s consistent showing in third-party rankings reflects its commitment to excellence – spiritually and academically.

“When people think of The Master’s College, they think of our commitment to a biblically-based education, and that’s good because that’s our foundation. It’s who we are,” he said. “But as a liberal arts college, we offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in a number of academic fields, and we are being recognized for our excellence in those areas as well. This is a great place for Christian young men and women to prepare themselves to serve the Lord in the marketplace and on the mission field.”

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