U.S. News and World Report ranks AU among top Midwest universities

Tue, 2013-09-10 07:44 -- univcomm
September 10, 2013

Anderson University (Anderson, Ind.) once again earned a place in the top tier among Midwest regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2014 guidebook. The exclusive rankings, which include nearly 1,400 schools nationwide, are available today online, and will also be published in U.S. News & World Report, on newsstands starting September 24. This marks the tenth consecutive year AU has been ranked among the nation’s best colleges.

AU ranked #38 among all Midwest regional universities, the fifth-highest ranking among Indiana universities in the same category.

"Anderson University is a great value because of exceptional educational programs and the many opportunities afforded to our students to develop as servant-leaders,” said President Dr. James L. Edwards. “The positive ranking is a salute to all who work in classrooms and who mentor our students in the many settings of learning in this good place. We are grateful to be included among the best, most affordable and distinctive universities in this country."

The 2014 Best Colleges guidebook provides the most thorough examination of how nearly 1,400 accredited colleges and universities compare on a set of up to 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and, for National Universities and National Liberal Art Colleges, “graduation rate performance.”

For more information on the rankings, visit www.usnews.com/colleges.

U.S. News & World Report has published college rankings since 1983, based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Since that time, the annual publication has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.