Texas A&M moves up in the US News College rankings

Jay Jacobs
September 13, 2017

In the latest edition, Misericordia is included in a tight grouping with 12 other institutions of higher education that are separated by two points for the rankings of 34 through 41.

Factors for the rankings include graduation and retention rates, surveys of college officials and high school counselors, faculty funding, and selectivity in admissions. University of Delhi has been ranked as India's top provider of highly successful alumni.

In February 2016, the Carnegie Classification recognized ULM as an R3 ("moderate research") doctoral-granting institution of higher education, joining the state's other doctoral universities (R1: LSU-Baton Rouge and Tulane University; R2: University of Louisiana at Lafayette and University of New Orleans; and R3: ULM and Louisiana Tech University).

Beyond simply offering generous financial aid packages, UC Merced also excels when it comes to helping students graduate at rates higher than expected. Among more detailed categories, UCSD was sixth in biomedical engineering and 20th in undergraduate engineering.

103: Auburn University. Also No. 62 for veterans, No. 130 for best value.

"The majority of our students will be the first in their families to graduate from college, and many will do so while working one or more jobs to help support themselves and their loved ones", Leland said. In the list, Stanford University held the top position, followed by the University of California, Los Angeles.

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The U.S. News rankings compare more than 1,800 schools nationally on up to 15 areas of academic quality, such as class size, standardized test scores of incoming students and average graduation rate.

The university is now ranked at No. 83 among Best Colleges for Veterans, up seven spots from last year's ranking of No. 90.

Gov. Greg Abbott has said he wants to see five Texas universities among the nation's top 10 public schools.

By some measures, the U.S. News rankings "create incentives for schools to favor wealthier students over less wealthy applicants", Politico reports, after comparing the U.S. News rankings to another school report card from the Equality of Opportunity Project.

Furman also was listed in "A+ Schools for B Students" and the list of colleges that "Focus on Student Success" in the category of undergraduate research/creative projects. A&M; surpassed Baylor University, which fell four spots this year to 75th overall.

DePaul University rose to No. 120 from No. 124 a year ago.

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