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SMU earns an “A” for financial health in 2015 Forbes ranking

August 4, 2015

Dallas Hall at Southern Methodist UniversitySMU has received an “A” for financial stability in the latest Forbes ranking of America’s Top Colleges issued Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

The magazine issued its 2015 Forbes Financial Grades to more than 900 institutions as a measure of their fiscal health. The analysis averages data from the three most recent fiscal years available from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDs) database — 2013, 2012 and 2011. Only private not-for-profit colleges were examined.

The grade measures financial fitness as determined by nine components broken into three broad categories: balance sheet strength, operational soundness, and certain other factors indicative of a college’s financial health, including admission yield.

Read the Forbes story and see the full list of ranked colleges