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Taylor University Ranked Number One in U.S.News Survey for the Fifth Straight Year

Published: Sep 13, 2011

Taylor University Commencement in the Kesler Student Activities Center.

Taylor University is the number one Midwest University in the category Best Regional Colleges in the newly-released 2012 U.S.News & World Report survey, America's Best Colleges.

It marks Taylor’s fifth straight number one ranking and 15th consecutive year to be listed in the region’s top three. The U.S.News recognition is also the third national ranking for Taylor in the past month – Taylor has also been ranked by Forbes.com and Princeton Review.

Taylor earned 100 rating points, narrowly edging second-place Ohio Northern University, which received 99 points. Augustana (South Dakota) and Cedarville (Ohio) finished in a tie for third with 89 points. The top five was completed with Marietta College (Ohio) and Dordt College (Iowa) – the two finished in a tie with 86 points.

Among the Midwest’s Best Regional Colleges, Taylor was ranked first for peer assessment, average freshman retention rate, average graduation rate and alumni giving.

Taylor was also ranked in additional America’s Best Colleges categories – A Strong Commitment to Teaching, and Great Schools, Great Prices. Taylor was also ranked in a new category: A-Plus Schools for B Students.

“We are grateful for this, the latest number one ranking from U.S.News & World Report,” said Dr. Eugene B. Habecker, President of Taylor University. “Repeated recognition of our programs, as well as Taylor’s historic commitments to teaching and affordability are the result of the dedicated, sacrificial efforts of every member of the Taylor University community from our amazing faculty to our outstanding students and alumni. To God be the glory.”

A complete list of the U.S. News and World Report rankings is available online at www.usnews.com.