College Raptor Releases 2018 Best Colleges Rankings

College Discovery Site Releases Annual Lists of Top Institutions in the US

College Raptor, the only college planning website that helps families discover colleges based on personalized estimates of actual college costs, has published their 2018 Best Colleges Rankings.

While College Raptor’s rankings highlight the best schools in the country based on multiple factors including graduation rates, diversity, endowment per student, and other key factors, College Raptor recommends that rankings like this should only be the jumping off point for students and families. To get better rankings—rankings personalized to each student’s academic performance and their families’ economic situation—students and parents are encouraged to go to and discover colleges tailored to their individual needs.

The rankings include lists such as the Top 50 Best Colleges in the US, the Top 25 Best Colleges in the Northeast, the Top 25 Best Small Colleges, the Top 25 Best Colleges with the Highest Graduation Rate, and many more.

New this year are rankings for the top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the best hispanic serving institutions (HSIs).

“College Raptor uniquely helps families find affordable college options, but we know finding the perfect college is about more than simply minimizing cost. That’s why our rankings are based on data such as the school’s student success rate, selectivity, academic rigor, and financial resources,” said Bill Staib, College Raptor’s CEO. “We assemble these rankings as a jumping off point for parents and students – and then we
recommend they go to so we can help them make a great decision.”

College Raptor’s Best College Rankings began four years ago in an attempt to better represent an overall assessment of the health and quality of an institution. To that end, College Raptor’s rankings comprise a number of specific factors that are then combined into a single weighted score, which determines a school’s overall rank.

View the complete College Raptor 2018 Rankings at

About College Raptor, Inc.
College Raptor builds products to help students, parents, counselors, and colleges resolve some of the biggest challenges in college planning. It is the only college search platform that allows users to estimate their individual “net” cost for attending any four-year college in the United States. As a result, students and their families discover quality, affordable college options they might never have considered because of a lack of awareness or financial concerns. For more information about College Raptor, visit

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