McMurry University named top tier in latest U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Guide

  Gary Ellison
  Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:32 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University is proud to be recognized as a top-ranked institution for the 20th consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report Best College Guide. McMurry was ranked 17th in the top ranked institution in the Western Region of the Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor’s category for these rankings.

“McMurry University students are mentored by dedicated faculty who appreciate their role as facilitators of learning,” said McMurry University President Dr. Sandra Harper. “This recognition is a reflection of McMurry’s continued commitment to providing a rigorous learning experience that provides students with the intellectual, social and career skills needed to excel upon graduation.”

McMurry also was highly ranked in several other categories in this year’s US News report.

McMurry ranked eighth in ethnic diversity in the regional college category with a Hispanic student population of 22 percent.  The University also was cited in the Great Schools, Great Prices category as the number seven school in the West region.  Finally, McMurry was ranked as one of the best colleges for veterans in its region, coming in at number 13.

“We are especially pleased to be recognized for our diversity.  One of the major goals in McMurry’s Centennial plan is to be recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution,” said Dr. Harper. “With the strong enrollment numbers this fall, we have achieved that goal.”

In all categories, the top 20 schools in Tier 1 are numerically ranked, while schools in tiers 2, 3 and 4 are listed alphabetically.  According to U.S. News and World Report, rankings are based on seven categories: assessment by administrators at peer institutions, retention of students, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance.

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