Stephens College has jumped several notches on U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” list.
The college this year is ranked the 23rd best regional college in the Midwest, up from No. 30 last year. The ranking system takes into consideration retention and graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratio and peer assessments.
“We’re proud of the amazing educational opportunities we provide our students,” Stephens President Dianne Lynch said. “While we know external rankings provide just one snapshot of data, we’re always pleased to be recognized as one of the best.”
Stephens was ranked highly, in part, for having small classes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10.
The ranking comes on the heels of Stephens’ inclusion in The Princeton Review’s 378 Best Colleges guide for the second year. That guide does not assign rankings to colleges but does recognize outstanding programs. In the 2015 Princeton Review, the theatre program at Stephens is ranked 12th.
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