Anderson University Named to U.S. News Best Colleges Lists


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University has been named to multiple lists in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. AU ranks 39th among Midwest regional universities and 22nd for best value among Midwest regional universities.

AU saw its ranking increase seven spots among the best Midwest regional universities and four spots in the best value rankings. The rankings are compiled using a thorough methodology from U.S. News & World Report.

“We are pleased to know our ranking by U.S. News & World Report has improved, owed in large part to the distinctive and compelling efforts of our faculty and staff, and the accomplishments of our students,” said AU President John S. Pistole. “This ranking encourages us to continue pursuing our mission ‘to educate for a life of faith and service in church and society.’”

The U.S. News & World Report’s latest edition assessed an all-time high of 1,500 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality. For more information, visit them online.

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 on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.