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Huntington University remains a top U.S. News college

In results released today, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Huntington University as No. 13 Best Regional College (Midwest) in the “Best Colleges 2017” guidebook. HU moved up three spots from its 2016 No. 16 ranking.

“The recent national rankings celebrate the great work being done by faculty, staff, students and alumni at Huntington University. It is an honor to be recognized by our professional peers for our efforts to provide quality educational experiences that lead to quality employment opportunities,” said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University.

U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Huntington University on its Best Colleges list. This is the 17th consecutive year that the university was listed among the top 20 schools in the Midwest.

To rank schools, U.S. News & World Report organizes colleges and universities by category and then ranks them within each region. U.S. News & World Report defines regional colleges as those that “focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines; this category also includes schools that have small bachelor’s degree programs but primarily grant two-year associate degrees.” Rankings are based on the following criteria: graduation and retention rates (22.5 percent), peer assessment (22.5 percent), faculty resources (20 percent), student selectivity (12.5 percent), financial resources (10 percent), graduation rate performance (7.5 percent), and alumni giving (5 percent).