UChicago Stays Third in US News Rankings

Posted September 12, 2017

Texas A&M University is ranked No. 4 in the Best Value category among national public universities - the highest ranking of any Texas school - and is now ranked No. 25 overall among public universities, improving from No. 27 previous year in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings released today.

The Westwood institution tends to fare better in global rankings, including the last Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which had UCLA at No. 12.

The two most competitive schools in the UC system tied for the 21st spot in the 2018 national list, which is closely watched by schools and families. It is the 33rd annual list focusing on academic excellence.

McRorie reiterated that the university's emphasis on student success is at the heart of its rapid ascent in the national rankings.

Among Texas colleges, Dallas Baptist University took the biggest climb in the rankings, rising from 214 in the USA last year to 202 this year. University of Delhi has been ranked as India's top provider of highly successful alumni. Yale University and Dartmouth College remain at No. 3 and No. 11, respectively.

As per the WION report, based on employability rankings, five out of the ten universities are US-based. Because of outstanding faculty, staff and students, Western Illinois University continues to achieve recognition from U.S.News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and others. At number 5, Stanford was the highest ranked California school. OSU is at 156 in a three-way tie.

Roberts Wesleyan College ranked 78th and Keuka College ranked 120th for northern universities. That ranking is up four spots from previous year.

The U.S. News methodology emphasizes factors that tend to favor private universities, such as endowment size, rate of alumni giving and student-faculty ratio.

Dr. Frederick pointed to a commitment to recruiting the best students and faculty, increasing compensation to retain excellent faculty, leveraging institutional resources for financial aid to needy students, and improving technology to enhance students' ability to stay on track to graduation.

Although this university hold the QS world rank of 33, it has been listed as the fourth best university for electrical and electronic engineering. Oklahoma is one of 15 states in the West. It landed in a tie for 107th in the national university ranking. Binghamton University, at No. 87, was the highest rated among SUNY universities.

"Each of SUNY's 64 colleges and universities help our students find their goal and their passion. We promote the idea of servant leadership, encourage our students to think creatively and to make positive impacts on the community", Buchanan said.

Southern University was among those listed in alphabetical order among regional schools between 114-142. Among all American universities - public and private - it ranks 42. UCO jumped 12 spots from previous year to 76 in a five-way tie. "This ranking is created to improve the conversation we are having about this important component of a university's mission, and allow students to make informed global comparisons", QS research director Ben Sowter said. OBU moved up two spots from past year to 3 in a three-way tie. "That's what can really help them understand what they want out of their college experience and hone in on the colleges that might be the best fit for them, regardless of rankings". New this year: Postgraduate salary information.

Among regional schools in the South, Loyola University is ranked 10th and Xavier University is tied for 25th.

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