U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

Sep 10, 2013

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 of 110 schools in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College also was ranked No. 13 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2013.

This is the 20th consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Central College among America’s Best Colleges.

U.S. News bases its rankings on a system that evaluates up to 15 indicators of academic excellence, including graduation and retention rates, assessment by peers from other institutions and high school counselors, student selectivity, faculty resources, financial resources and alumni giving.

The U.S. News & World Report ranking is the latest in a series of accolades for North Central College. The Princeton Review recently named North Central a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges. The Colleges of Distinction guide called North Central College “one of the best comprehensive liberal arts colleges in the nation” in its 2013-2014 listing. North Central College was named a “High Return On Investment College” by Affordable Colleges Online, ranking No. 11 among 39 institutions in the state. And Forbes magazine named North Central College among the top 25 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities, ranking it among America’s Top Colleges for 2013-2014.