Not in football, but in U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2020" rankings. This year, in evaluating schools' six-year graduation rates, the U.S. News rankings began giving weight to the percentage of first-generation college students graduating.
For students seeking higher education on the West Coast, Cal Poly's rankings indicate it's a good choice.
More interesting perhaps, is the ranking for the best engineering colleges and the most innovative schools.
Husson ranked No. 70 in social mobility, followed by University of ME at No. 186 and the University of New England at No.234. Northeastern University also tied with BU at 40th, up from No. 44 last year - and Brandeis also shared the 40th spot, slipping from its 35th place last year.
UM climbed two spots for 2020, coming in tied for No. 25 in the country overall, while moving up one spot to No. 3 among public universities in the rankings released Monday, Sept. 9.
In Worcester, Clark University fell from the 66th spot last year to 91st this year. Approximately 13% of schools were put in new categories.
Some factors that supported Pitt's rise in the rankings included student graduation and retention rates and class sizes.
The metrics considered by U.S. News for overall top-university ranking include the time it takes students to complete degree programs, the cost of tuition, student debt amount at graduation, faculty resources, and graduation rates of students who receive federal grants, which are typically given to low-income households.
UCLA tied for No. 7 among US public universities (tied for 11 overall) for ethnic diversity. Emory also ranked No. 42 for "Most Innovative Schools", tying nine other colleges, and No. 50 for "Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects", alongside eight other institutions.
Compared with its peer group of 10 universities, the UI ranks second from the bottom of the pack overall.
"Innovation is a constantly moving target, and Harrisburg University is thrilled to be recognized for its bold attitude and game-changing ideas", Harrisburg University President Dr. Eric Darr said in the release. For comparison, the median starting salary for alumni of Stanford University is $73,800 and the median starting salary for alumni of UC Santa Barbara is $55,600. The highest ranked in the national university category: Princeton, Harvard and Columbia.
Emory's ranking for the "Best Value Schools" category, based on the average level of need-based financial aid and academic quality, has dropped to No. 21 from No. 19 for national universities.
For undergraduate research and creative projects, Butler ranked No. 59 in the nation for the opportunities it provides students to complete self-directed, formal research, often under the mentorship of a faculty member.
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