According to new data released by U.S. News and World Report on Monday, September 12, the University of Southern Indiana has been ranked 14th for Top Public Schools - Regional Universities Midwest. USI also ranked 21st for Best Value in Regional Universities in the Midwest.
U.S. News & World Report is the global authority in education rankings and serves 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. 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.
“As we venture into a new Division I era for USI athletically, I’ve been consistent in saying our academic programs were already of a Division I caliber,” said Dr. Ronald S. Rochon, USI President. “This ranking is confirmation of the hard work, grit, and determination of our faculty, our students and our staff, who have continued to ignite this University and elevate it to a place of stature among top public universities. We can all be proud of this accomplishment.”
A full list of all rankings for Top Public Schools - Regional Universities Midwest can be found on the U.S. News & World Report site.
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