UCCS retains lofty spots in annual Best Colleges rankings

generic-colleges-regional-universitiesUCCS is tenth among Regional Universities of the West and engineering and business programs are among the nation’s best, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best Colleges 2016 edition.

The latest rankings were released Sept. 9.

UCCS is No. 10 on the list of Top Public Regional Universities of the West, and 46th overall among Regional Universities of the West.

The UCCS undergraduate engineering program is No. 8 among public engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s, including military service academies. Among public, private and for-profit universities combined, the undergraduate engineering program ranks 22nd.

The undergraduate program in the UCCS College of Business is No. 82 among public universities and No. 131 overall among national universities.

The list of Best Colleges for Veterans places UCCS at No. 5 among Public Regional Universities of the West, and No. 35 among all Regional Universities of the West. These are the top schools participating in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

Other CU campus rankings were:

  • The University of Colorado Boulder is No. 37 among top Public National Universities. CU-Boulder is 89th among all public, private and for-profit universities in the country.
  • The University of Colorado Denver is No. 116 among top Public National Universities and No. 199 among all public, private and for-profit universities.
  • •CU-Boulder’s undergraduate engineering program comes in at 21st among public institutions whose highest degree is a doctorate, 36th overall.
  • CU-Boulder’s undergraduate business program at the Leeds School of Business lands at 22nd among public universities, 34th overall.
  • CU Denver’s undergraduate business program is 58th among public universities and 93rd overall among all national universities.

The rankings released in advance by U.S. News & World Report are incomplete; more CU schools and programs are expected to be included on lists to be released Wednesday.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on its measures of academic peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. “National Universities” are the 280 institutions – 173 public, 100 private and seven for-profit institutions – that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral degrees; some emphasize research.

The rankings are posted at http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges.

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