Lewis University advanced again this year in the U.S. News & World Report annual Best Colleges rankings. The 2014 Best Regional Universities rankings placed Lewis University at 34th among regional institutions in the Midwest with a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. Lewis also has two doctoral programs.
Increased ratings in overall score and freshmen retention rate contributed to the upward move as did improved percentage of classes under 20 students and acceptance rate.
“Our continued upward movement in the national rankings recognizes the University’s ability and commitment to achieve more together,” commented Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University. “These rankings further demonstrate what students, alumni and the community at large already know, that Lewis University continues to grow in size and stature to be a regional institution of distinction.”
U.S. News & World Report ranks institutions with a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. The Best Colleges rankings provide a thorough examination of how nearly 1,800 accredited four-year schools compare on at least 11 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings and key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and graduation rate performance.
“Moving up in the rankings for the third consecutive year recognizes Lewis University’s commitment to continuous improvement and student success,” Dr. Stephany Schlachter, Provost, stated.
The 2014 edition of U.S. News' Best Colleges rankings is available on usnews.com, which features extensive statistical profiles for each school. It also includes a college search for students and parents looking for the school that best fits their needs.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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