Hoosier Schools Among 'Top U.S. Colleges'

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The University of Notre Dame was the highest-ranked Indiana school. The University of Notre Dame was the highest-ranked Indiana school.

Several Hoosier universities are ranked among The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Top U.S. Colleges list. The publications say the rankings were determined using different criteria, with student outcomes having the most weight. 

The University of Notre Dame ranked highest among Indiana institutions at 25. Purdue University came in at number 37, followed by DePauw University at 90 and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at 91.

The WSJ says 40 percent of each school's score was based on student outcomes, 30 percent from school resources, 20 percent from how well it engages its students and 10 percent from the learning environment, or diversity. Times Higher Education says the data was collected from a number of sources, including the U.S. government and the publication's own student survey and academic survey. 

Stanford University was ranked number 1 on the list, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.

You can view the full methodology for the rankings by clicking here. You can also view the full list by clicking here

Note: The Wall Street Journal is a subscription-based publication.

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