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Taylor University Ranked Number Two Midwest College by U.S. News

  • By: James R. Garringer, Director of Media Relations
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Taylor University is the number two institution in the category Best Regional Colleges in the newly-released 2018 U.S. News & World Report survey, America's Best Colleges.

The ranking marks the 21st consecutive year Taylor University has been listed in the region’s top three, and follows 10 straight years during which Taylor was the number one ranked university in the Midwest. Criteria employed by U.S. News include graduation and retention rates, peer assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving.

Among the Midwest’s Best Regional Colleges, Taylor ranked first in freshman retention rate, and second for graduation rate and the ability to attract freshmen from the top 25% of their high school class.

Included among companion rankings released by U.S. News, Taylor was ranked number one in the Midwest in the survey, Best Undergraduate Teaching, which recognizes institutions’ commitment to undergraduate teaching. Taylor was also ranked on a U.S. News list of schools with the highest number of international students.  

A complete list of the U.S. News & World Report rankings is available online at

About Taylor University: Founded in 1846, Taylor University is a nondenominational liberal arts university of evangelical faith located in Upland, Ind. The 2018 U.S. News & World Report survey America's Best Colleges ranked Taylor the number two Midwest University in the category Best Regional Colleges. It marked Taylor’s 21st consecutive year to be ranked in the region's top three.

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