For the twelfth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named the University of Findlay as one of the top higher learning institutions in the Midwest. UF jumped to No. 38 on the list, from No. 56 last year.
The University was among only 80 colleges and universities in the country to increase 10 or more spots on this annual ranking.
The 2018 rankings from its “America’s Best Colleges” survey, issued today, also name UF as one of its 13 best Midwest universities for most international diversity.
Complete rankings are available here. They are also in U.S. News & World Report’s September issue, and in its Best Colleges 2018 guidebook. Data was gathered during the 2016/2017 academic year.
“We are pleased that U.S. News and World Report has again ranked the University of Findlay as one of the best in the region for educational excellence. The recognition continues to be a testament to our faculty and staff’s dedication to our outstanding students as they pursue lives and careers of service and purpose.
U.S. News’ annual rankings, which are highly anticipated by schools, students and families, group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s classification system, which is now the responsibility of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research.
The rankings serve as a resource for parents and students researching colleges and universities. Using a proprietary methodology, they are developed to help such consumers evaluate and compare. Given are overviews of each school, including tuition, financial aid and programs available.
Schools are ranked based on key measures of quality including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence, graduation rate performance, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.