U.S.News & World Report Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges issued for 2014 ranked Millersville University 81 in the category of Best Regional Universities–in the North region.  That’s up from 86 last year.  The ratings were released today, September 10. Other Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities in this category were ranked as follows: West Chester 74, Slippery Rock and Shippensburg were tied at 93, Bloomsburg 95, Kutztown and East Stroudsburg were both ranked 116, Edinboro was 126 and Mansfield and California University of Pennsylvania were both 135.  Cheyney, Clarion and Lock Haven were in the second tier, while Indiana University of Pennsylvania was ranked 177 in the category, “National Universities.” The print edition of the “Best Colleges 2014” guidebook can be purchased online now or on newsstands Sept. 24.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on the following factors:

Peer assessment    22.5 percent

Retention    22.5 percent

Faculty resources   20 percent

Student selectivity   12.5 percent

Financial resources    10 percent

Graduation rates    7.5 percent

Alumni giving   5 percent

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  1. US News needs to look into the issues at the Millersville PSSI program. Why are so few white students admitted to this program

    Editor’s Note:Information on the Pre-Scholars Summer Institute (PSSI) can be found on Millersville’s website at http://www.millersville.edu/msp/index.php.
    Students may be referred for program consideration based on an initial screening of their general application for admission to the University. Both economic and educational factors are weighed. School counselors also sometimes refer students. A secondary screening requires that students submit letters of reference, an essay, and family financial information. Additionally, an interview is required. The secondary screening seeks to discover other student characteristics that will correlate with likely post-secondary success including: resilience, realistic self-appraisal, long-term goal orientation, positive self-concept, leadership, service in the community, mentorship, and dealing successfully with systemic challenges.

  2. So…we are no longer #1 in the State System???

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