Corban University rises in national college rankings

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

For the 12th straight year, Corban University has been named a top college by “U.S. News & World Report.”

On Sept. 10, the publication released its “U.S. News Best Colleges” guide for 2014 and Corban’s ranking rose two places to sixth from eighth for best regional college in the West. The list includes 23 schools between Texas to the east and Hawaii to the west.

Corban was also ranked fifth for Best Value for the West with 98 percent of students receiving financial assistance. Approximately 45 percent of tuition revenue is given back to students in the form of grants and scholarships.

“This provides further evidence that Corban University prioritizes excellence in all aspects of the educational environment,” said Pam Teschner, Corban’s associate provost for academics.

U.S. News & World Report’s guide to best colleges is a tool often used by college seekers and parents when looking for academic quality and cost when choosing a school. The publication ranks colleges according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Its Best Regional College classification focuses on colleges offering a broad range of liberal arts programs.

Emphasis was placed on ACT and SAT scores and graduation rates. Thirty percent of the overall score was based on student outcomes which includes the difference between predicted and actual graduation rates at regional colleges.

See the complete list of Best Colleges in the West.

See the complete list of Best Value in the West colleges.

  • "U.S. News & World Report" ranked Corban as sixth best regional college in the West.

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