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Lawrence Technological University has been named to the 2021 America’s Top Colleges list from Forbes magazine.

Only 600 of the nation’s 3,982 four-year colleges and universities made the list.

Lawrence Tech’s top rating was in the median salaries of its alumni 10 years after graduation. That salary, according to the Forbes list, was $111,100, placing LTU No. 4 among the 15 Michigan colleges and universities in the Forbes ranking.

Forbes took a year off of ranking the nation’s colleges and universities during the pandemic. Officials at the business magazine said they used the time to re-evaluate their ranking criteria. The rankings were based on federal databases that track student outcomes and institutional characteristics, along with other academic and business sources. Criteria used were alumni salary, alumni debt, return on investment, graduation rate, retention rate, academic awards won, and alumni placement on lists of business leaders maintained by Forbes magazine. The rankings also considered how well universities help low- and moderate-income students pay for college.