Area universities, colleges ranked in national list

2013-09-18T07:00:00Z 2013-09-18T07:02:08Z Area universities, colleges ranked in national listThe Sentinel The Sentinel
September 18, 2013 7:00 am  • 

Messiah College, Shippensburg University and Dickinson College were ranked among the top regional and national colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual ranking is featured in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges and were released on Sept. 10. In the list, Messiah College ranked fifth among colleges in the Regional Colleges (North) category, Shippensburg University tied for 93rd in the Regional University (North) category, and Dickinson College was 45th in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category.

Shippensburg University was also tied for 27th among public universities in the region.

The publication evaluated 621 regional universities. Ranking methods included assessment by peers and counselors, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving rate.

Shippensburg University’s Grove College was again recognized in the publication’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” category. The college was ranked 342nd out of 681 undergraduate programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The ranking was determined in a survey last spring of deans and senior faculty at all AACSB-accredited undergraduate business programs.

Shippensburg University also was featured on Washington Monthly’s 2013 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings. The university was ranked 109th out of 1,572 institutions overall and 46th among just institutions that offer master’s degrees.

Affordable Colleges Online ranks Shippensburg 40th out of 81 Pennsylvania universities and colleges with the greatest lifetime return on investment. A total of 402 colleges and universities were reviewed, and 81 were chosen to be part of the rankings.

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