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Mount Union Ranked for 33rd Consecutive Year, Rises in Social Mobility Category from U.S. News and World Report

September 18, 2023

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Continuing its tradition of excellence, the University of Mount Union has once again been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings for the 33rd consecutive year.

Illustrating its commitment to providing an education that is accessible to students of all backgrounds, Mount Union climbed an impressive 12 spots in the Top Performers in Social Mobility ranking from U.S. News. The ranking measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants, with Mount Union ranking 55th among all regional universities in the Midwest.

Mount Union was also once again named a Best Value from U.S. News, claiming the 18th spot in the Midwest. This ranking considers the ratio of quality to price, the percentage of undergraduates who receive need-based aid and the total scholarship/need-based aid received by students. 

Mount Union’s tuition is 12% below the average cost of similar institutions. Nearly 99% of undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid, and nearly 84% receive need-based aid. The average aid package of $27,351 demonstrates Mount Union’s commitment to affordability. The University offers more than $36 million in grants and scholarships each year. 

In its second year in the regional universities classification, Mount Union was ranked 32nd among the Best Regional Universities for the Midwest region. According to U.S. News and World Report, regional universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and some master's degree programs.

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