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U.S. News & World Report, in its annual college rankings issued for 2013, announced last week that Millersville University ranked 86 in the category of Best Regional Universities – in the North region.

“Millersville University’s rank in the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of best universities is an indication that we continue to provide our students exceptional learning opportunities,” said Dr. Vilas Prabhu, provost of Millersville University. “We are proud to say that we have the ability to awaken our students’ intellectual curiosity to help make them productive citizens.”

In 2012, Millersville ranked 82. The remaining Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities were ranked in this category as followed: West Chester 70, Slippery Rock 91, Shippensburg 100, Bloomsburg 104 and Mansfield 124.

The 2013 edition of the Best Colleges guidebook is available on U.S. News & World Report’s website, and will be on newsstands September 18.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on numerous factors listed below:

Regional Universities and Regional Colleges

Peer assessment                                  25%

Graduation and retention rates        25%

Faculty resources                               20%

Student selectivity                              15%

Financial resources                            10%

Alumni giving                                       5%

This article has 3 comments

  1. Juliana Griffiths,
    Thank you for your comment.

    “The U.S. News ranking depends on so many variables including how many schools are ranked every year, how they go up and down, etc. It’s not a static ranking, but relative to all others on the list.”

    Editor’s Note

  2. Juliana Griffiths

    Is there any information available from US News and Report as to why Millersville continues to drop in rankings? MU is on my list of possible schools and my family has gone to Millersville but I keep hearing the school is not what it used to be?

  3. You may be interested in a recent New York Times “Room for Debate” discussion.

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