For the fourteenth consecutive year, the University of Findlay has been named by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Colleges 2020 edition rankings as a premier academic institution, particularly for its support of economically disadvantaged students.
UF placed sixteenth out of 381 schools listed in the new “Top Performers on Social Mobility” rankings. This list measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants, which are typically awarded to students from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually; most Pell Grant money goes to students with a total family income below $20,000. This ranking illustrates University of Findlay’s commitment to helping all students, regardless of their financial situation, find their path to a meaningful life and productive career. Several support services, ranging from career search guidance to counseling assistance, are available to students throughout their time at UF.
Also, for U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 rankings, UF moved from the Midwest category to the national category, which recognizes schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral degrees. “In many cases, they (national schools) place strong emphasis on research and receive federal money to support their research endeavors,” U.S. News & World Report explains. The University placed 240 on that list out of a total 399 listed, which include 211 public, 180 private and eight for-profit colleges and universities.
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2020 edition rankings were based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s Basic Classification 2018 update, which is the most widely accepted classification system in higher education. This is a change from the Best Colleges 2019 edition rankings, which used Carnegie’s 2015 Update to define categories.