Mount Union Ranked a Top College by U.S. News and World Report for 26th Consecutive Year
September 07, 2016
ALLIANCE, Ohio – Continuing its tradition of excellence, the University of Mount Union was ranked as a top college by U.S. News and World Report for the 26th consecutive year.
Mount Union was ranked 10th among Midwest Regional Colleges in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Colleges rankings. The Midwest Regional category includes institutions from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The University was also ranked ninth among Midwest Regional Colleges for being a U.S. News and World Report “Great School, Great Price” institution. This calculation, according to U.S. News and World Report, “takes into account the school’s academic quality, based on its ‘Best Colleges’ ranking, and the 2015-16 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.”
“We are pleased that we are continuing to receive high marks for quality among our peers in the Midwest,” said Mount Union President Dick Merriman. “Given concerns about the cost of higher education, it is particularly exciting to have these important rankings highlight the outstanding return on investment we provide to students and their families.”
In addition to its other marks of distinction, Mount Union was also recognized among “A+ Schools for B Students” in the Regional Colleges category. U.S. News and World Report released this ranking to identify colleges and universities where “non-superstars have a shot at being accepted and thriving – where spirit and hard work could make all the difference to the admissions office.”