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U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100

U.S. News & World Report, in its annual college rankings issued for 2011, announced that Millersville University ranked 67 in the category of Best Regional Universities – in the North region. Millersville shares the 67th slot with seven other universities. Millersville was the highest ranked among the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities in this category. Shippensburg came in at 77, West Chester at 84 and Bloomsburg at 88.

Highlights of the college rankings will be published in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report, available on newsstands August 31. The 2011 Best Colleges guidebook will be on newsstands August 24.

“As we prepare to welcome back our students for the start of the 2010-11 school year, it’s a good time to reflect on the positive advances we’ve made at Millersville in the past year,” said Dr. Vilas Prabhu, provost of Millersville University.  “In addition to the ranking from U.S. News & World Report, the Middle States Association of Higher Education reaffirmed the University’s accreditation after a nearly three-year intensive and highly collaborative self-study process involving more than 150 University employees, staff, students and alumni.”

Prabhu said other advances this past year include:

  • Moving from one major learning management system, Blackboard, to Desire 2 Learn – a move that saved a million dollars for the system.
  • Establishing the Software Productization Center, a cross-disciplinary effort that already has partnerships with WorkXPress, Cruzstar, MRG Power Labs and Runoff Studios.
  • Opening Millersville University-Lancaster at 42 N. Prince Street in downtown Lancaster.  The building will allow Millersville University to expand its liberal arts programs into the greater community in collaboration with key education and arts organizations, and it will provide quality event space for business and community organizations.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on numerous factors, including graduation and freshman retention rates, class size and student-to-faculty ratios. Overall, the category included a total of 572 institutions nationwide, ranked by region that provide a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

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