Tulane gets high marks in latest US News Best Colleges rankings

Kelly Massey
September 13, 2017

The rankings emphasize outcomes, with graduation and retention rates accounting for 30 percent of the score. Texas Christian University climbed from 82nd to 78th in the country this year, and now ranks fifth in Texas. "Our faculty and staff are among the best in the world".

That list includes Vanderbilt, tied for 14th; University of Florida, tied for 42nd; University of Georgia, tied for 54th; Texas A&M, tied for 69th; Universities of South Carolina, Auburn and Tennessee, all tied for 103rd; University of Alabama, tied for 110th and University of Missouri, 120th. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering and technology; forestry; business and economics; health professions; humanities; mathematics; and social sciences. It ranked fourth for Best Colleges for Veterans among regional colleges in the South.

These rankings are part of a long list of national honors HPU has received.

More important data elements, such as graduation rate (74 percent), classes under 20 (46 percent), student-faculty ratio (11 to 1) and alumni giving rate (16 percent), for example, have Misericordia matching or exceeding other highly ranked colleges and universities. Each of those factors is weighted based on how much U.S. News decides that measure matters.

This is the 35th year that U.S. News has issued these "Best College" ranks.

The top public schools were University of California - Berkeley, University of California - Los Angeles, and University of Virginia.

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"We are appreciative of our peers in the West acknowledging our commitment to success for our students and in community development and prosperity", President Don Betz said.

Mount St. Joseph University also dropped about 10 spots for the second year in a row to 87 among regional universities in the Midwest.

The 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best College also cited strong rankings for RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering and Saunders College of Business. UCO jumped 12 spots from past year to 76 in a five-way tie.

"It is great to see the U.S. News & World Report ranking continue to gradually improve, reflecting Cornell's continued dedication to our students", said Colleen Murphy, vice president for enrollment and dean of admission.

Texas A&M also ranks No. 8 nationally in a Money magazine study titled Best Colleges For Big Paychecks, showing Texas A&M graduates are among the nation's earning leaders soon after they enter the job market.

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