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Alumni Factor ranking places Miami 22nd among public universities

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Miami included in The Alumni Factor, college-ranking platform.

Miami University ranks 22nd among 76 public national universities included in The Alumni Factor, a college-ranking platform.

The Alumni Factor uses alumni data to rate schools based on how successful their graduates are in their careers and lives. The latest findings are based on surveys and interviews with tens of thousands of graduates 24 and older.  Miami ranks 52nd among 136 national universities and, on the full list, Miami ranks 116 among 227 colleges and universities of all types.

Researchers measure 15 different factors, including income, net worth, job opportunities, intellectual development and overall happiness. Two factors — graduation rate and alumni giving percentage — are obtained from a source other than graduates.

Miami's highest rankings among national universities are happiness (21st), social development (25th) and friendship development (31st) — which Alumni Factor described as "universal characteristics of Miami graduates."

Other rankings include:

College experience: 43 (national universities) and 107 (overall)

Overall assessment: 52 (national universities) and 105 (overall)

Financial success: 97 (national universities) and 152 (overall)

Alumni Giving: 57 (national universities) and 126 (overall)

Graduation Rate: 51 (national universities) and 108 (overall)

When compared to similarly sized schools, Miami graduates' Top 25 rankings expand to include graduation rate (10th at 81 percent), according to The Alumni Factor.