Area colleges and universities nab spots on popular national ranking lists

CU Boulder maintains high marks among college rankings for 2017, 2018

Rankings Rise: UC Advances in US News & World Report's 2018 Guide

The Princeton Review rankings also named HPU as one of the top 20 universities in the nation for Best Career Services (No. 19), Best-Run Colleges (No. 20) and Best College Dorm Rooms (No. 7), as well as a Great School for Communication Majors and a Great School for Business/Finance Majors.

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings were posted online today (Sept. 12). Ultimately, the weighted values result in an overall score between 0 and 100 for eligible schools, with the top school or schools in each category scoring 100. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering and technology; forestry; business and economics; health professions; humanities; mathematics; and social sciences.

Texas Christian University climbed from 82nd to 78th in the country this year, and now ranks fifth in Texas.

The state's flagship university is tied for 46th among all schools, a two-spot drop from past year.

The University ranks below all but two of its peer schools. Cornell also sits at 71 out of 215 schools in the High School Counselor Rankings among the liberal arts colleges, which is a number that comes from high school counselor survey results over three years.

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Cody said those measures include graduation rates, affordability and student and alumni successes.

The rankings focus on student outcomes - including graduation and retention rates - which carry the most weight at 30 percent.

The UO shared its spot with the Illinois Insitute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, University of New Hampshire, University of SC and Auburn University. "This ranking is simply a reminder that we are a leader in public education".

LSU's high school counselor ranking saw a jump from 140 previous year to 106 in the 2018 rankings overall. While we appreciate the recognition of a US News ranking, but in the end, we're not going to give up on those students to chase a few points on a rather arbitrary ranking system. Only schools in the top half of the U.S. News Best Colleges ranking are included because U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges that perform well academically.

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