In the latest U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2015 ranking released today, Manhattan College was named No. 18 among the Best Regional Universities in the North. This is the eighth year in a row Manhattan College has placed in the top 20 out of 193 schools in the annual report.
One ranking indicator in which Manhattan College achieved high marks is graduation rate performance. According to U.S. News: “If the school’s actual graduation rate for the 2007 entering class is higher than the rate U.S. News predicted for that same class, then the college is enhancing achievement or over-performing.” Manhattan College exceeded its predicted graduation rate for the entering classes of 2006 and 2007, graduating 8 percent more students in both.
In addition, the College’s School of Engineering was recognized in the Best in Undergraduate Engineering category at No. 47. This ranking is based on surveys of engineering deans and senior faculty at undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). The School of Business also ranked in the Best Undergraduate Business category, which only ranks schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The annual report’s methodology is determined through two pillars, including categorization by their mission as determined by the Carnegie classification, which is “the accepted standard in higher education,” according to U.S. News. The second pillar comes after the schools are divided into categories, such as regional universities, and information from each college is gathered on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence.
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