Corban moves up to eighth in Top Ten Best in the West

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Corban College has been ranked 8th by U.S. News & World Report in its Top Ten category for comprehensive colleges in the West.

Every year, U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges edition scores colleges on a mix of factors, including reputation among peers, student retention and faculty resources. The 2007 edition was released the end of August.

Corban has been ranked in the top 10 in the West for the last five years. It was ranked ninth last year. Offering 45 majors and programs of study, it’s the only Christian college in the Northwest to be ranked in the West’s top 10.

Top finishers above Corban are first-ranked Linfield College, followed by Carroll College in Montana, Master’s College and Seminary in California, Brigham Young University in Hawaii, Texas Lutheran University and Vanguard University of Southern California.

U.S. News & World Report used the following statistics to rank Corban:

Average freshman retention rate71 percent
Average graduation rate52 percent
Percentage of classes over 2059 percent
Percentage of classes over 504 percent
Student/faculty ratio16-to-1
Percentage of full-time faculty73 percent
Freshman in top 25 percent of high school class56 percent
Acceptance rate83 percent
Average alumni giving rate11 percent

Corban was also recognized as a “best value” college by the magazine, which ranked it fourth in the West. The college moved up two places from sixth last year and seventh the year before. The full report from U.S. News and World Report can be found online

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