Jul 31, 2014 23:50 Forbes ranks Tulane top La. college Forbes ranks Tulane top La. college Advocate file photoTulane University is again the highest rated private or public university in Louisiana, according to Forbes’s list of the nation's top colleges released Wednesday. Forbes placed Tulane at 147. LSU was the next-best Louisiana school at 190. BY Elizabeth Crisp| firstname.lastname@example.org July 31, 2014 Comments Tulane is again the highest ranked private or public university in Louisiana, according to Forbes’ annual rating of the nation’s top colleges. The Forbes list, released Wednesday, placed Tulane at 147 in its ranking of the 650 best undergraduate colleges in the country. LSU was the next-best Louisiana school at 190. Topping Forbes’ Best Colleges list was Massachusetts’s Williams College, followed by Stanford University and Swarthmore College. Other Louisiana colleges to make the top 650 were Louisiana Tech, Centenary College, Loyola, University of New Orleans, University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Southeastern Louisiana University. Follow Elizabeth Crisp on Twitter @elizabethcrisp. For more coverage of the Louisiana Legislature, follow our Politics blog at http://blogs.theadvocate.com/politicsblog .