Malone University: Still Among the Best in the Midwest says US News & World Report -- Malone moves up 18 places in rankings
September 10, 2013 | Release # 6709
For the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Malone University among the top Regional Universities in the Midwest according to the September edition of America's Best Colleges 2014.
Malone moved up 18 places in the rankings from a six-way tie for the 60th rank last year to a six-way tie for the 42nd rank (out of 110 institutions ranked in the top tier) with Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, St. Xavier University (IL), University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
U.S. News & World Report uses a number of relevant criteria including peer assessment, freshman-to-sophomore retention, alumni giving, and acceptance rate to determine college rankings. A new indicator – graduation rate performance, comparing U.S. News' predicted percentage to the actual percentage of students completing a baccalaureate degree within six years – was added to the rankings this year.
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The news comes soon after Malone University was notified that it has been named to a list of colleges and universities providing the highest return on investment in the State of Ohio; and that Malone University students graduate with nearly 12% less debt than the national average.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2013 , and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
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