Released Monday evening, CU Boulder's undergraduate offerings take the No. 39 spot among public institutions (No. 90 overall, including public, private and for-profit universities) in U.S. News & World Report's national "Best Colleges" rankings for 2018. "The new rankings are a continuation of University of Mobile's dramatic rise in the national Best Colleges listing, after the Christian university broke into the top 10 past year", said a UM statement released Tuesday.
The Princeton Review also recognized Misericordia University as one of the top colleges and universities in the northeastern United States, based on excellent academics and the results of a survey of students on their campus experiences as well as how they rated various aspects of their college life. "Rankings such as this are one indication of progress being made toward better serving our constituents and fulfilling our college mission". The Pamplin College of Business was ranked No. 45 overall and No. 40 among public schools for undergraduate business education. The north region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.
"Every fall we are encouraged when the high quality of a Northwestern education is affirmed by many rankings", says Greg Christy, Northwestern College's president. The other public universities are Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan State, Missouri, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers. Such universities often offer free or discounted tuition to students considered residents of the state.
Politico argued recently that the US News & World ranking "create incentives for schools to favor wealthier students over less wealthy applicants". Loyola was also included on the list of "A+ Schools for B Students". UMPI came in at #3, its highest showing on this list to date.More news: Packers: 3 keys to Green Bay's season opener against Seattle Seahawks
Each institution is scored according to five indicators: Employer Reputation (30 percent), Alumni outcomes (25 percent), Partnerships with Employers per Faculty (25 percent), Employer/Student Connections (10 percent) and Graduate employment rate (10 percent).
Among regional schools in the South, Loyola University is ranked 10th and Xavier University is tied for 25th.
Berkeley has long held the title of best public university in the country, but it now shares that position with UCLA, which has seen a rise in applications in recent years.
Illinois State University, Bradley University, and Illinois Wesleyan University have all ranked among the best in the 2018 edition of U.S News & World Report's edition of Best Colleges. The top schools on that list are names that almost everyone knows: Princeton first and Harvard second. The rankings are based on research of more than 1,400 institutions nationally.