U.S. News & World Report
is out with its latest college rankings, which the magazine suggests "provide an excellent starting point ... for families concerned with finding the best academic value for their money."
After the listings intro states, "The host of intangibles that makes up the college experience can't be measured by a series of data points," USN&WR
does just that. And how do the data points add up for area schools?
In the "National Universities" category, Ohio State is the first area school at #52. Other area institutions include Indiana University at 75, Miami University 82, University of Dayton 108, University of Kentucky 129, Ohio University 135 and University of Cincinnati 140.
In the "Regional Universities" category, the Midwest features Xavier at #6 and Mount St. Joseph at 68. The South includes Thomas More at 53 and NKU 80.
In the "National Liberal Arts Colleges" category, the region's highest ranked school is Oberlin at 23, followed by Kenyon 25, Centre 45, Denison 55, Earlham 61 and Berea 67.
magazine released its own college rankings
last month, with Miami, Indiana and Ohio State as the highest rated area schools as well, but in that order.
See the full U.S. News & World Report