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Forbes lists Oral Roberts University in annual ranking of the best undergraduate institutions

Oral Roberts University has been ranked among the best schools in the nation in Forbes' annual ranking of the Top Colleges. ORU is ranked 456th overall, 341st on the private college list and 123rd in the South.

According to Forbes Executive Editor Michael Noer, the list "focuses on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt. Unlike other lists, we pointedly ignore ephemeral measures such as school 'reputation' and ill-conceived metrics that reward wasteful spending. We try and evaluate the college purchase as a consumer would:  Is it worth spending as much as a quarter of a million dollars for this degree?" 

Readers can review the information by clicking http://www.forbes.com/colleges/oral-roberts-university. The rankings of 650 schools the top 20 percent of all undergraduate institutions are exclusively prepared for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), a Washington, D.C. think-tank. The complete methodology is available here.