Stanford and Pomona lead Forbes' 2013 top colleges list

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When future historians of U.S. higher education look back to when the ground really began to shake, they may well pinpoint 2013.

They’ll see disruption in curriculum (towards STEM majors and away from traditional liberal arts) and delivery (from campus to online). They’ll track the problems of runaway tuition costs and student loan debt, shrinking state funding and class enrollment, and a humbling job market for most graduates. But they’ll also single out the rise of non-Ivy League, West Coast colleges.

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