U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings of best national universities and colleges in the U.S. and the Hoosier State has eight on the overall list. The publication calculates its ranking based on six categories, including student outcomes, faculty resources, and expert opinion.
The other categories include financial resources, student excellence, and alumni giving.
The University of Notre Dame is the highest-ranking school in the state, coming in at No. 19. Purdue University comes in at No. 49, while Indiana University-Bloomington ranks No. 68 in the overall list, which includes both private and public institutions.
Many of the schools have also achieved high rankings in a variety of sub-categories, such as engineering, innovation, liberal arts, and regional institutions. For instance, Purdue is ranked No. 17 and IU Bloomington is No. 26 among public national universities. Both schools moved up from last year’s list.
“While these rankings are only one measure of our university’s success, seeing IU stand out in this evaluation of the higher education landscape bolsters our resolve to continue pursuit of our core missions,” said IU President Pamela Whitten.
List of Indiana schools on the overall national list:
- No. 19 University of Notre Dame
- No. 49 Purdue University
- No. 68 Indiana University-Bloomington
- No. 172 Valparaiso University
- No. 196 IUPUI
- No. 202 Ball State University
- No. 239 University of Indianapolis
- No. 299+ Indiana State University
Princeton University is the overall No. 1 school in the national ranking, followed by a Columbia University, Harvard and MIT, which are in a three-way tie for second place.
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While not ranked in the overall ranking of national universities, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was ranked No. 1 among U.S. engineering colleges that are focused on bachelor’s- and master’s-level education. The school says it is the 23rd consecutive year to be selected as top school in the specialized engineering category.
Butler University has been named the No. 1 regional University in the Midwest.
Taylor University in Upland received the top ranking among Midwest regional colleges.