Best of 2013 Web Stories: News
December 19, 2013 By Mariel Smith and Cindy Long
As 2013 comes to an end, we’re looking back on the most popular web stories from the Centre homepage, based on Google analytics. (To view the entire 2013 web archive, click here.) Here are the top three news stories:
1. Forbes ranks Centre #32 private liberal arts college in the nation and #3 in the South
Citing value among the key criteria for its rankings, Forbes explains that—unlike its peers—its sights are set directly on outcomes, asking the question: "What are students getting out of college?" According to the Forbes rankings, Centre students are receiving top value. Ranked #80 overall out of the 650 public and private colleges and universities in the nation, Centre hits the mark when it comes to things that matter most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates, and low levels of debt.
2. Centre alumni ranked happiest in the nation
For the second year in a row, Centre ranked #1 in the nation for Overall Alumni Happiness according to the recently released 2013 Alumni Factor guidebook. In addition to claiming the leadership position in the Overall Happiness category, Centre's Alumni Giving rankings were among the best in the nation, coming in at #2 among liberal arts colleges and #3 overall in the nation. Centre also garnered a #3 liberal arts college ranking and a #6 national ranking in the Overall Assessment category.
3. Global Leadership Academy to take place on campus this summer
Transforming students into global citizens is what Centre does best, and that includes the high schoolers taking part in this summer's academy. "The goal in the leadership offering is to help young people realize their potential as leaders and give them the tools needed to take positive action in improving our world," says Lee Jefferson, director of the Academy and Centre College assistant professor of religion. During the intensive program, students will enjoy courses led by Centre faculty, informed discussions, field study at area locations, and evening programs that include talks by leaders in their respective fields. To truly get a glimpse into college life, students will live, eat, learn, and play on campus.