Johns Hopkins moves up to No. 9 in 'U.S

Joanna Estrada
September 15, 2020

UB dropped nine spots in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released Monday.

In individual program rankings, Johns Hopkins remained No. 1 overall in biomedical engineering, tied for No. 13 in engineering among universities at which the highest degree offered is a doctorate, and tied for No. 20 in computer science. Sterling College ranked No. 46 and Ottawa University and Tabor College in Hillsboro tied at 49th.

The University ranked last out of all of its 12 peer institutions.

UM was joined in the ranking by fellow in-state schools like Michigan State University, which climbed four spots to No. 80, Michigan Technological University at No. 153 and University of Detroit Mercy at no. 187.

The University of MS has ranked in the top 100 of public universities across the nation for the last decade, according to U.S. News & World Report. It also has the 90th-best undergraduate engineering program in the country, tied with 11 other schools. By design, the Best Value Schools rankings place significant emphasis on affordability for students who may be eligible for need-based aid.

"The University of MS has a long tradition of leading the state in academic excellence, nationally-competitive programs and life-changing learning experiences", Chancellor Glenn Boyce said. "It is reaffirming to be recognized year in and year as the top-ranked university in the state and among the top public universities in the nation".

Those include graduation and retention rates, social mobility, graduation rate performance, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, average alumni giving rate and graduate indebtedness.

Missouri schools ranked in the top 10 for regional colleges in the Midwest include Cottey College in Nevada ranking No. 1, College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout at No. 4 and Wiliam Jewell College in Liberty ranking 8th. Outcomes are the mostly highly weighted ranking factor, contributing 35 percent to each school's overall score.

To make valid comparisons, U.S. News groups schools by academic mission into 10 ranking cohorts including national universities, liberal arts colleges, regional universities, regional colleges and historically Black colleges and universities.

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