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Colorado Universities Get Mixed Rankings

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Thanks to Newsweek’s and the Daily Beast’s College Rankings for 2012, Colorado universities have some new famous (and infamous) titles.

Colorado School of Mines grabbed 10th place nationwide for affordability, with 58 percent of the student population graduating with an average debt of $28,126.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology gave students the most bang for their buck, with 44 percent of students graduating with an average debt of $15,228.

Colorado College made the lists twice, as the 17th most liberal school in the country and the 12th happiest school, with a 96 percent retention rate and 87 percent of students saying they would choose the same school again.

In the Top Party School category the University of Colorado, Boulder was ranked third, citing over 700 arrests on the campus for alcohol and over 350 on campus arrests for drugs in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Education. CU may drop a few notches in the party school rankings soon since the popular April 20 holiday also known as 4-20 was canceled and strictly enforced last spring.

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