Oklahoma universities ranked among 2018 Best Colleges by US News & World Report

Caltech 10th best university in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report

U. of C. moved up to No. 3 past year in a tie with Yale and is the only university in the Midwest in the top 10 list that is dominated by the Ivy League schools.

It also said LSU ranks highest in Louisiana among public universities for both early and mid career earnings - $52,700 and $100,400 respectively.

NC State's overall score rose four points to 54.

"While the importance of institutional rankings is often debated, numerous metrics on which these rankings are based are an important part of our university's mission as well as areas we have identified for improvement", Chancellor Ronnie Green said in a statement. "This is yet another great tribute to our faculty, staff, alumni and students on the great things happening here at Wesleyan". UB's ranking, at No. 41, is up two places from last year's No. 43. IIT-Bombay is the second best Indian university on the list. Oklahoma is one of 15 states in the West.

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The UI is now ranked 78th in the "Best National Universities" category, which contains 300 USA public, private, and for-profit institutions.

Asia's leading university is Tsinghua University (10th) in Beijing, China, based on its high Employer Reputation score and a fantastic network of employer-student connections.

The new 2018 report lists Cornell with a rank of 87 out of 233, which is up slightly from the previous year.

DePaul University rose to No. 120 from No. 124 past year.

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"We are appreciative of our peers in the West acknowledging our commitment to success for our students and in community development and prosperity", President Don Betz said.

U.S. News and World Report has published its Best Colleges rankings since 1983. The graduation rate moved up 2 percent to 78 percent and the first-year retention rate increased 1 percent to 94 percent.

The Princeton Review also recognized Misericordia University as one of the top colleges and universities in the northeastern United States, based on excellent academics and the results of a survey of students on their campus experiences as well as how they rated various aspects of their college life. "This is a result of the numerous scholarship and financial aid opportunities that help make an OBU degree so affordable". New this year: Postgraduate salary information. WIU is among 77 Midwestern colleges and universities listed as a "Best Value School".

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