NCU recognized among Best U.S. Colleges and Universities

Date: January 21, 2010 - 2:06pm
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Minneapolis, MN - North Central University has again been recognized among America's Best Colleges and Universities by the U.S. News and World Report. North Central's selection as a 'Best Baccalaureate College' in the Midwest marks the second consecutive year the school has received this prestigious recognition. While simply being named to such a significant list is an honor in itself, we are further honored to report that after being named for the first time in 2009, North Central has moved up a full tier in the Report's rankings for 2010.

The indicators used to measure academic quality according the U.S. News and Report fall into seven broad areas: peer assessment; retention and graduation of students; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; alumni giving; and (for national universities and liberal arts colleges) "graduation rate performance," the difference between the proportion of students expected to graduate and the proportion who do. The indicators include both "input measures," which reflect the quality of students, faculty, and other resources used in education, and "outcome measures," which signal how well the institution educates its student body.

For more information visit the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2010 page, and NCU's profile on the usnews.com website.