continues to rank Marietta among best U.S. Colleges

College also considered one of the top colleges in Ohio

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MARIETTA, OHIO (08/09/2017) Marietta College has once again been recognized among "America's Top Colleges," in an annual report published by

Of the approximately 3,000 accredited colleges and universities in the United States, Forbes ranks 650 undergraduate institutions based on the quality of the education they provide and how much their students achieve.

Marietta ranks 470th overall, while also ranking 107th among all Midwest colleges and 18th in Ohio among four-year schools. The College is ranked as the 163rd best Liberal Arts Universities and the 311th best private college in the U.S.

Now in its 10th year, Forbes Top Colleges ranking has always placed its focus solely on the direct benefits a college or university provides students. To calculate this year's list, Forbes used the following metrics: post-graduate success (35 percent), debt (20 percent), student experience (20 percent), graduation rate (12.5 percent) and academic success (12.5 percent).

Read more about Forbes Magazine's "America's Top Colleges" list at To read more about Marietta College,

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,300 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and has been listed among Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by