NMSU achieves national top tier university ranking

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

Rankings Rise: UC Advances in US News & World Report's 2018 Guide

RIT, which just last year moved into the top "National Universities" category due to its rapid increase in research and Ph.D. graduates, this year ranked 97th out of 311 universities in this prestigious category, which includes some of the nation's best known colleges and universities.

In addition, Misericordia University is on MONEY Magazine's 2017-18 Best Colleges list, the second highest ranked college or university in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.

Four other University of California campuses were among the top 10 public universities in the overall rankings: Santa Barbara (No. 7), Irvine and San Diego (tied for No. 8), and Davis (No. 10).

Baylor is the fifth highest-ranked Texas university, behind only Rice (No. 17), the University of Texas at Austin (No. 56), SMU (No. 61) and Texas A&M (No. 69) and ahead of TCU (No. 78), UT-Dallas (No. 145), Texas Tech (No. 176), University of Houston (No. 192) and Dallas Baptist (No. 202).

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The Ivy League school has an enrollment of 5,400 students and charges them about $47,000 a year in tuition and fees - though it wasn't the most expensive university near the top of the list. Tulane University (private) also earned a Tier One National University ranking.

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

U.S. News' rankings have been both lauded by some - mostly colleges that do well and their alumni - and criticized by others who say the rankings are subjective, subject to manipulation and largely ignored by most students. That represents a two-spot climb for RU. The undergraduate business rankings are based exclusively on peer assessment.

KU's School of Engineering lost three spots, settling into a tie for 47th place among public universities. United States dollars officials said their school is the youngest private institution in the rankings.

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McRorie said in a release that FSU's initiatives in improving student success is paying off in the national rankings.

Baylor is rated No. 62 in the U.S. News High School Counselor Rankings.

Among the Best Regional Universities in the South rankings, five private Christian colleges in SC were ranked including Columbia International University, BJU, Anderson University, North Greenville University and Charleston Southern University.

The U.S. News rankings compare more than 1,800 schools nationally on up to 15 areas of academic quality, such as class size, standardized test scores of incoming students and average graduation rate.

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