Colorado Springs has top innovation college and top civil engineering program

Tomas Mccoy
September 13, 2017

University ranks fourth in the state this year, climbing from 74th in the nation last year to 69th this year.

The rankings focus on student outcomes - including graduation and retention rates - which carry the most weight at 30 percent. Three years ago, Clemson cracked the Top 20 among public universities for the first time, 15 years after former President James Barker first set the goal. "We are adding programs, such as our new business and personnel management majors, and updating infrastructure, such as the construction of our new Russell Science Center, to create the best possible environment for all students".

Tech is tied with the University of Minnesota, Texas A&M and Rutgers University.

UC San Diego was ranked as the 42nd best national university, and ninth-best public school. The data also include schools' predicted six-year graduation rate.

Tied for 64th among 141 undergraduate business programs. "As a top-ranked public research university, UCLA embraces our academic mission, as well as our responsibility to reflect the ethnic and economic diversity of California, which is why we strive to perform well across a variety of rankings, including those that measure best-value, socio-economic diversity and research competence".

The latest rankings were released today in the magazine's 2018 Best Colleges issue.

The two most competitive schools in the UC system tied for the 21st spot in the 2018 national list, which is closely watched by schools and families.

U.S. News & World Report publishes graduate school rankings annually in the spring.

"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.

Among all universities on the Best Regional Universities-South list, UNG ranked 61st, up from 72nd the previous year.

Among the Best Regional Universities in the South rankings, five private Christian colleges in SC were ranked including Columbia International University, BJU, Anderson University, North Greenville University and Charleston Southern University.

The University of Cincinnati has again risen in the ranks.

In this ranking, U.S. News asked top college officials to identify schools in their region that demonstrate innovative improvements in curriculum, faculty, students, campus life and technology.

A Brookings Institution report also listed NMSU as a leader in equal access to higher education giving NMSU the second-highest score in the nation as a public university that provides opportunities for social mobility to students and produces valuable research.

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