Three local universities have been named among the best

RIT listed among most prestigious universities in the nation

In other News & World Report rankings released Tuesday, KU's undergraduate ranking for the School of Business tied for 27th among public universities, moving up 14 spots from last year's list. Average earnings per student exceeded $10,300 a year ago, and about two-thirds of graduating co-op students at UC get job offers from their co-op employers. That's up five spots from past year in the overall rankings and two spots among public universities. Among top public universities, UC is now ranked No. 63.

Baylor is ranked No. 57 among Best Value Schools, which rates universities according to the school's academic quality, as indicated by its 2018 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2016-2017 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.

"Every fall we are encouraged when the high quality of a Northwestern education is affirmed by many rankings", says Greg Christy, Northwestern College's president.

"We know that rankings matter because parents and students look to them to see how we're performing", Chancellor Douglas Girod said in a KU news release.

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Overall, local higher education institutions are moving up the competitive ladder in various categories of the annual rankings, created to help parents and students with the higher ed selection process. A&M; surpassed Baylor University, which fell four spots this year to 75th overall.

This includes stressing the importance of taking 15 credit hours each semester and encouraging students to take advantage of co-curricular opportunities available like internships and job shadowing, she said. Full searchable rankings can be found at the U.S. News & World Report website.

For the 24th consecutive year, Oklahoma Baptist University is the highest-ranking Oklahoma school on the Best Regional Colleges list. "As a top-ranked public research university, UCLA embraces our academic mission, as well as our responsibility to reflect the ethnic and economic diversity of California, which is why we strive to perform well across a variety of rankings, including those that measure best-value, socio-economic diversity and research competence". Among public universities, LSU is ranked 48 among high school counselors out of 162 public universities listed. The graduation rate moved up 2 percent to 78 percent and the first-year retention rate increased 1 percent to 94 percent.

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