Northwestern College ranked 10th by US News and World Report

Nick Sanchez
September 13, 2017

U.S. News & World Report assessed more than 1,600 four-year colleges and universities across the country, and classified 311 (190 public, 104 private, and seven for-profit) as "National Universities".

With the June 2017 announcement of membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, BJU became eligible for the first time to be considered for USN&WR rankings.

Last year, SDSU ranked 146th overall, and the 74th best public university and has been steadily climbing the rankings for several years. The rankings emphasize outcomes, with graduation and retention rates accounting for 30 percent of the score.

Tech is tied with the University of Minnesota, Texas A&M and Rutgers University.

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. The insurance/risk management program is ranked third overall, up from fifth last year, and second among public universities, up from third last year.

UC Merced also recently was ranked the 12th-best "Hispanic-Serving Institution" in the nation.

Miami University and the University of Cincinnati continue to rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings. Among public universities, LSU is ranked 48 among high school counselors out of 162 public universities listed. That represents a two-spot climb for RU.

The report also stated that Tsinghua University in Beijing is Asia's leading university due to its high employer reputation score and network of employer-student connections, WION claimed.

"As one of the nation's top public research universities, UC San Diego thrives on a culture of collaboration that sparks discoveries to benefit humankind", Khosla said.

Tied for 61st among engineering colleges programs where the highest degree is doctorate.

The U.S. News rankings methodology focuses on academic excellence, with schools evaluated on hundreds of data points and up to 15 measures of academic quality. And while US News & World is not the only college ranking, it is among the most closely watched.

Clemson ranked as the 23rd National Public University in the 2017 rankings released Tuesday, the same place it was ranked past year.

In August, ranked TCNJ fourth on its list of "35 N.J. colleges that have the highest-paid grads".

"Our success hinges on TU's ability to engage and empower a diverse population of students and alumni".

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