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

By Jim Garringer Published: Sep 12, 2012

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For the sixth straight year, Taylor University is the number one Midwest University in the category Best Regional Colleges in the newly-released 2013 U.S. News & World Report survey, America's Best Colleges.

It marks Taylor’s sixth straight number one ranking and 16th consecutive year to be listed in the region’s top three. Rounding out the top five were: Ohio Northern University, Augustana (South Dakota), Marietta College (Ohio) and Cedarville (Ohio).

Among the Midwest’s Best Regional Colleges, Taylor also ranked first in peer assessment score, freshman retention rate, graduation rate, and its ability to attract freshmen from the top 25% of their high school class. Taylor’s alumni giving rate was ranked second.

Two additional entries in the U.S. News survey also ranked Taylor: “Great Schools at Great Prices,” and “A Schools for B Students.”

"We are grateful for this latest recognition from U.S. News and express gratitude to our Lord,” said Dr. Eugene B. Habecker, Taylor University President. “These rankings are the result of the efforts of many members of the Taylor University community. To our faculty and students, our staff and administrative colleagues, and to our alumni, parents, and friends, we offer our heartfelt thanks and congratulations for continuing classroom excellence and world-impacting achievement."

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

About Taylor University: Founded in 1846, Taylor University is an interdenominational liberal arts university of evangelical faith located in Upland, Ind. The 2013 U.S. News and World Report survey America's Best Colleges ranked Taylor the number one Midwest University in the category Best Regional Colleges. It marked Taylor's sixth straight top ranking and 16th straight year to be ranked in the region's top three.

Taylor University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).