1 public university in US News and World Report 'Best Colleges' ranking

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

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based various factors such as undergraduate peer assessment scores from high school counselors as well as college and university presidents, provosts, and deans of admissions.

Baylor moved up five places to No. 38 among National Universities in the Best Colleges for Veterans ranking.

The university's overall rise in the rankings, to a 53rd place tie among public universities, follows increased graduation rates in recent years, according to KU's news release.

The Big Ten Conference public schools were led by Michigan (4), followed by Wisconsin (12), Penn State and Ohio State (tied for 14), Purdue (18), Maryland (22), Rutgers and Minnesota (tied for 25), Iowa (31), Michigan State (33), IN (39) and Nebraska (58).

The rankings remain influential among students and parents, who rely on them to guide their choice of school, as well as among colleges and universities, which use them to market their campuses and programs and attract students, faculty and philanthropic dollars. AMONG THE NATION'S TOP 20 FOR CO-OP AND INTERNSHIPS UC's overall emphasis on experience-based education earned the university placement on the list of the nation's best 20 schools for co-ops and internships.

The regional universities category consists of schools that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master's programs, but offer few, if any, doctoral programs. Schools are ranked in four categories: national universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities and regional colleges.

"We are thrilled that U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize Florida State University as one of the best universities in the nation", FSU President John Thrasher said.

When considering only public universities, the UO ranked 43, and OSU ranked 73. That represents a two-spot climb for RU. It is also ranked in the 201-250 category globally alongside Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News, said in a news release that graduation and retention rates are important indicators of how well a school supports its students both academically and financially.

"We are pleased to see that our affordability is also recognized, with OBU ranked first for Western colleges for our students having the least debt upon graduation".

Beyond simply offering generous financial aid packages, UC Merced also excels when it comes to helping students graduate at rates higher than expected.

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