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

  Gary Ellison
  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:31 PM
  Archives 2016 - 2017

Abilene, TX

McMurry University is proud to be recognized as a top-ranked institution for the 22nd consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report Best College Guide. McMurry was ranked 12th in the first tier of top ranked institution in the Western Region of Best Regional Colleges, climbing one spot from last year.

“We are very pleased that U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize McMurry University as one of the top regional universities in the nation,” said McMurry University President Dr. Sandra S. Harper. “This recognition is a reflection of the University’s continued commitment to providing a rigorous learning experience that provides students with the intellectual, social and career skills needed to excel after graduation.”

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

McMurry moved to sixth from seventh last year in ethnic diversity in the regional college category with a Hispanic student population of 27 percent. That increase continues to solidify McMurry’s goal to be recognized as a Hispanic Serving University, a key part of McMurry’s strategic plan.

The University also was cited in the Great Schools, Great Prices category as the number seven school in the West region.

With its new emphasis on internationalization on campus, McMurry entered a new category this year, placing fourth in the number of international students.

Finally, McMurry was ranked as one of the best colleges for veterans in its region, coming in at number nine.

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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