UB edges up in annual US News college rankings

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New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top tier university for the fifth time in the last six years according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2018 National Universities rankings.

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings, released Tuesday, Sept. 12, place the UI in a tie with Miami University of Ohio.

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

Harvard University took the No. 2 spot in the U.S News rankings, followed by the University of Chicago, Yale University, Columbia University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Massachusetts.

"For smaller regional institutions like Misericordia University, name recognition plays a negative factor in the rankings", the release noted.

The university saw a slight increase in its peer assessment score, which ticked up a tenth of a percent to 3.2 percent this year. LSU graduates have early career earnings of $52,700 and mid-career earnings of $100,400. From an academic standpoint, co-op, service learning, internships, career education and research are integrated into the curriculum with specific learning objectives. That ranking is up four spots from past year.


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

LSU's high school counselor ranking saw a jump from 140 previous year to 106 in the 2018 rankings overall. The university also appeared on U.S. News & World Report's list of "A-Plus Schools for B Students".

UC was ranked (at No. 111) among Best Value Schools. "We are adding programs, such as our new business and personnel management majors, and updating infrastructure, such as the construction of our new Russell Science Center, to create the best possible environment for all students".

Bradley University slid down a spot in the US News & World Reports' ranking of best regional colleges, but it still landed in the top ten. Among public universities, LSU is ranked 48 among high school counselors out of 162 public universities listed. Misericordia earned a ranking of 261 out of the 711 schools listed, climbing 222 places in the national ranking since 2015.

UC made the list among national universities with healthy retention rates, 87 percent for the four-year period tracked by these rankings.

The university pointed to its graduation and student retention rates as key categories catapulting it forward. The alumni giving rate continues to climb and at 10 percent is now higher than the national average.

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