U.S. News Announces 2022-2023 Best Colleges Rankings – PR Newswire

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The newest edition ranks 1,500 colleges and universities across the country.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today announced the 2022-2023 Best Colleges. Serving as a guide for prospective students and their families, the rankings evaluate 1,500 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.
“For nearly 40 years, the Best Colleges methodology has continuously evolved to reflect changes in the higher education landscape and the interests of prospective students,” said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer at U.S. News. “Guiding that evolution is U.S. News’ mission of providing useful data and information to help with one of life’s biggest decisions.”
This year’s rankings include:
To calculate the rankings, U.S. News focuses on academic quality and places emphasis on outcome measures – including graduation rates, retention rates, graduate indebtedness and social mobility. Outcomes are the most highly weighted ranking factor, contributing 40% to each school’s overall score.
Visit USNews.com/colleges for more information, and share what makes your school the best fit for you on Facebook and Twitter.
2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges
National Universities – Top 3
1. Princeton University (NJ)
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Harvard University (MA) (tie)
3. Stanford University (CA) (tie)
3. Yale University (CT) (tie)
National Liberal Arts Colleges – Top 3
1. Williams College (MA)
2. Amherst College (MA)
3. Pomona College (CA)
Top Public Schools
National Universities – Top 3
1. University of California, Berkeley (tie)
1. University of California, Los Angeles (tie)
3. University of MichiganAnn Arbor (tie)
3. University of Virginia (tie)
National Liberal Arts Colleges – Top 3
1. United States Naval Academy
2. United States Military Academy at West Point
3. United States Air Force Academy
Top Performers on Social Mobility
National Universities – Top 3
1. Keiser University (FL)
2. University of California, Riverside
3. California State UniversityLong Beach
National Liberal Arts Colleges – Top 3
1. Salem College (NC)
2. Lake Forest College (IL)
3. Tougaloo College (MS)
Alongside the rankings, U.S. News publishes editorial content related to the college selection experience. This includes advice on topics such as how parents should approach college visits, when to submit your college application, how to choose a major and more.
On Sept. 21, U.S. News will host a free webinar on the new edition of Best Colleges, with presentations from the lead ranking analysts. Those interested in attending can register here.
To learn more about the U.S. News College Compass, which provides access to the most complete rankings and data, or to order a copy of the “Best Colleges 2023” guidebook (ISBN 979-8-9864591-0-3), visit the online U.S. News store.
U.S. News Academic Insights is a higher education analytical tool that provides instant access to U.S. News historical rankings, tracks important metrics over time, and creates a comparative analysis of peer institutions. For more information, visit ai.usnews.com.
About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, Real Estate, News and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
SOURCE U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
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