CU Boulder maintains high marks among college rankings for 2017, 2018

Erica Roy
September 13, 2017

The top national schools were Princeton, Harvard and the Univerisity of Chicago.

When considering only public universities, the UO ranked 43, and OSU ranked 73.

Last month, UC Merced placed among the top 10 universities in the nation for the success of its first-generation and underrepresented students, according to Washington Monthly's College Rankings.

BJU provides over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, and business.

The university's rise in the rankings came as KU has increased graduation rates in recent years.

Northern Kentucky University is also trending upward.

For the complete 2017 Best Colleges list, visit U.S. News & World Report. The list from College Raptor based its findings, at least in part, on graduation rates and campus diversity, school officials said.

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U.S. News & World Report assessed more than 1,600 four-year colleges and universities across the country, and classified 311 (190 public, 104 private, and seven for-profit) as "National Universities". The ranking is based on surveys of top academics such as presidents, provosts and admissions deans who rank schools that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology and facilities.

Xavier and UC were on the list for A+ schools for B students, a category described as where "nonsuperstars have a decent shot at being accepted and thriving". During the 2016-17 school year, Cornell held a rank of 90. The website boasts "nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search".

Miami fell out of the top 30 best public national universities.

The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University also are ranked among the Best National Universities. Xavier, however, remained the fourth best college for veterans among regional universities in the Midwest.

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.

UCLA tied for the No. 10 best public engineering school (tied for No. 18 overall) among engineering schools whose highest degree offered is a doctorate.

Also, the Air Force Academy has the best civil engineering program at public schools.

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