Fort Wayne university ranks number one in “America’s Best Colleges” report

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – For the 10th straight year, Taylor University has been named the number one “Best Regional College” in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Colleges.”

The number one ranking marks the 20th consecutive Taylor University has been listed in the region’s top three, according to a press release. Criteria employed by the survey include graduation and retention rates, peer assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.

“The number one ranking is a wonderful external affirmation of the excellent work done by our students, faculty and staff,” Taylor President Lowell Haines said in a press release.

President Haines also said they are grateful for the recognition.

Among the Midwest’s best regional colleges, Taylor ranked in first in the freshman retention rate, graduation rate, and the ability to attract freshmen from the 25% of their high schools, according the press release.

Taylor University has also appeared in college rankings complied by Forbes, Princeton Review, and Washington Monthly.

The full report is available at U.S. News and World Report.

For more information, visit Taylor University.


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