Malone University recognized by U.S. News and World Report in Best Colleges, Best Value rankings

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Malone University has once again been recognized by U.S. News in the magazine’s 2018 Best Colleges Rankings. Malone ranks among the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest, ranking 75th among the 173 institutions recognized by the researchers and editors of the publication.

Criteria used in ranking institutions include graduate and first-year retention rates, assessment by administrators at peer institutions, faculty resources, admissions selectivity, and alumni giving.

“Third-party endorsements are important as they frequently shape the perception of an institution’s value,” said Malone University President David King. “Malone has consistently appeared in the U.S. News rankings due to the strength of our academic programs, the reputation of our faculty, and the outcomes that are made possible to our alumni with a Malone degree.”

Malone also ranked 41st among the colleges and universities the publication’s editors identified as Best Value Schools. To identify these institutions, researchers took into account a school’s academic quality as indicated by the 2018 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking and the 2016-2017 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. A total of 77 schools in the Midwest were recognized as Best Value Schools.

“U.S. News is pointing to something that we already know, that Malone is one of the best value schools in all of higher education,” said King. “A Malone education continues one of the best investments a family can make. Our students are prepared to thrive in a complex world as servant leaders shaped by our integration of faith and learning.”