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HPU ranks at top of colleges in US News and World Report

CU Boulder maintains high marks among college rankings for 2017, 2018 Rankings Rise: UC Advances in US News & World Report's 2018 Guide
Melody Ballard | 13 September, 2017, 00:41

Western was recognized in the U.S.News rankings for graduation rates (six-year), freshmen retention rates, undergraduate business programs, undergraduate engineering programs (no doctorate), least debt (class of 2015), highest proportion of classes under 20 students, most global students, economic diversity and campus ethnic diversity.

Recently, Texas A&M University has been ranked No. 4 - the only institution in Texas among the Top 20 - in Washington Monthly's rankings of the best universities in the country.

U.S. News and World Report uses a multitude of factors in making the rankings, including first-year student retention, graduation, admissions selectivity, alumni giving and graduation rate.

Also, CU Boulder's undergraduate engineering program at the College of Engineering and Applied Science comes in at 16th among public institutions whose highest degree is a doctorate, or 30th overall.

In addition, UB, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of IL are tied at No. 3 among national public universities for proportion of global students, with 16 percent.

"While the importance of institutional rankings is often debated, numerous metrics on which these rankings are based are an important part of our university's mission as well as areas we have identified for improvement", Chancellor Ronnie Green said in a statement.

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

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UC made the list among national universities with healthy retention rates, 87 percent for the four-year period tracked by these rankings. And the university was cited on lists for "A Focus on Student Success" for its internship programs, "Great Schools, Great Prices", and "High School Counselor Top College Picks".

The rankings can bring a lot of attention to schools, but even top-rated ones like U. of C. typically urge potential students to look beyond the number.

The University of Scranton also grabbed top local ranking on the "Best Value Schools" list, which included 84 institutions.

"Our faculty and staff are among the best in the world", Mangelsdorf said. In the newly published 2018 rankings, Princeton University takes the overall No. 1 spot for the seventh year in a row. Tezpur University was placed in the same range previous year as well.

The publication provides an annual ranking that compares more than 1,800 USA schools in a variety of categories, including academics, cost and other factors.

The top 10 spots in the rankings are majorly dominated by US Universities, with Stanford University at the first spot in the ranking.

It also said LSU ranks highest in Louisiana among public universities for both early and mid career earnings - $52,700 and $100,400 respectively.

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