Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2022: MIT Tops the List


Samarpita Goswami
Updated on Aug 31, 2022 11:17 AM IST

The 14th edition of Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2022 has been published. MIT, Stanford, University of California, Princeton and Columbia have made it to the top five of the list.

Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2022 Released, MIT Tops List

Forbes released its 14th annual list of Americas Top Colleges on August 30, 2022. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology reigns supreme in the list while following at its heels are the University of California-Berkeley and Stanford University at the second position.

Senior Education Reporter at Forbes, Emma Whitford said that they were proud to bring the colleges in the spotlight that have been offering top academics and career success while reducing the debts for students.

Forbes used the methodology to rank US colleges and universities based on the return on investment (ROI) and outcomes they delivered for their students.

Highlights of Forbes Americas Top Colleges 2022

Here is a quick overview of the Forbes Americas Top Colleges 2022 edition:

  • The list reflects the public and private universities that are going above and beyond to help students get a return on their financial investment in education.

  • There are 17 public universities in the top 50 which shows their outstanding commitment to education.

  • There is a comprehensive overlook of how 2021 has affected the colleges.

  • Alumni salaries make up 20% of the Forbes methodology to select the top colleges.

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List of 25 Forbes Americas Top Colleges 2022

Here is a list of the top 25 universities according to Forbes Americas Top Colleges 2022:

Name of the University

Forbes Rank 2022

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Stanford University


University of California, Berkeley


Princeton University


Columbia University


University of California, Los Angeles


Williams College


Yale University


Duke University


University of Pennsylvania


Northwestern University


Rice University


Vanderbilt University


Dartmouth College


Harvard University


Cornell University


University of California, San Diego


Johns Hopkins University


Brown University


University of Chicago


University of Southern California


Georgetown University


University of California, Davis


Amherst College


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


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Students can also check the QS Rankings 2023 while choosing their colleges abroad.

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Source: Forbes

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