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U.S. News & World Report, one of the nation’s leading sources of service journalism and news, has again ranked Nazareth College in the top tier of colleges and universities in the category of Best Regional Universities-North (formerly Universities-Master’s, North Region) in its 2011 America’s Best Colleges guide. Nazareth ranked 25th in the Best Regional Universities-North (guide ranks by region) which covers 11 states and the District of Columbia.
Highlights of the college rankings will be published in the September 2010 issue of U.S. News & World Report, available for newsstand purchase on Monday, August 31. The 2011 America’s Best Colleges guidebook will be available on Tuesday, August 24.
“The entire Nazareth College community is proud to climb two spots from last year (25th from 27th) on the list of best regional universities in the north region by a widely respected publication like the 2011 America’s Best Colleges guide,” said Nazareth President Daan Braveman. ”We offer an outstanding liberal arts education that is integrated with professional programs in health and human services, management, and teacher education. And, we are committed to serving larger local, national and global communities through civic engagement programs. The ranking confirms our belief that the Nazareth faculty and staff are doing an outstanding job preparing our students for engaged and productive lives when they leave school."
The 2011 America’s Best Colleges package represents the most comprehensive look at how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of 15 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 graduation rate performance (National Universities and Liberal Art Colleges).
A complete summary of the methodology used to rank each school can be found online at www.usnews.com/colleges .