AIKCU members have again fared well in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The U.S. News rankings are arguably the most recognizable and influential among the ever-growing roster of college rankings.
U.S. News separates its rankings into categories based on mission and Carnegie classifications. Once an institution is assigned to a category, U.S. News uses “data from each college on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence” to come up with a composite score for that institution before ranking all the colleges or universities within a category against their peers. (See: How U.S. News Calculated the 2016 Best Colleges Rankings.)
AIKCU members appear in the rankings under three different categories: National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities South, and Regional Colleges South.
Five AIKCU member were named among the Top Regional Universities in the South: Bellarmine University at #13, Thomas More College at #53, Union College at #83, Campbellsville University at #84, and University of the Cumberlands at #87.
Six AIKCU members were ranked in the Top Regional Colleges in the South: Asbury University at #3, Kentucky Wesleyan College at #27, Alice Lloyd College at #30, Brescia University at #50, Midway University at #54, and Kentucky Christian University at #58.
For the complete lists, visit the U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Colleges Rankings.