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The University of Mount Union has been named one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. The annual process of selecting the nation’s Colleges of Distinction requires that institutions adhere to the “four distinctions”—engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. This process also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, general education program, strategic plan, alumni success, satisfaction measures and more.

U.S. News and World Report

This year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Mount Union 11th among regional colleges in the Midwest, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. This is the 27th consecutive year that Mount Union has appeared in this annual listing of the best colleges and universities.

Furthermore, Mount Union was recognized among “A+ Schools for B Students” by U.S. News and World Report, ranking 10th in the Midwest Regional Colleges category.

Washington Monthly

Mount Union was ranked 93rd in the nation among top baccalaureate colleges and universities in Washington Monthly’s 2017 rankings. According to Washington Monthly’s website, schools in this category are ranked based upon their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country)


Mount Union was ranked among the top four-year, accredited private and public colleges and universities nationally by Forbes in its 2017 America’s Best Colleges ranking. Mount Union ranked 589, up 15 spots from 2016.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 

The University of Mount Union has been ranked among the top third colleges and universities nationally included in the The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. Among the more than 1,000 institutions included in the ranking, Mount Union ranked 385 in the nation.

College Factual

The University of Mount Union was ranked in the top third in the nation for quality in College Factual's 2018 rankings. 


Niche ranked Mount Union in the top 23% in the nation and 12th in Ohio among the Best Small Colleges. Niche also cited Mount Union as a Top Private University in America and among the Best Colleges in America.

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