St. Norbert College Moves-Up Among Catholic Colleges in 2012 U.S. News College Rankings
From , September 13, 2011
by Mike Counter, firstname.lastname@example.org, 920-403-3089
For 18 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Norbert College among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. This is the fifth year the college has been listed among the nation's best liberal arts colleges. The change came following St. Norbert College's reclassification in 2006 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching--an independent policy and research center which partners with U.S. News & World Report for its rankings. The college's repeat in the number 127 position comes a year after a 14-place leap from number 141.
"St. Norbert College is delighted and gratified to be highly ranked again this year," said St. Norbert College President Thomas Kunkel. "This recognizes the momentum we have in building the St. Norbert College student experience. The rankings come at a time when we have the largest student body in our history--with the best academic profile in history. U.S. News once again recognizes our pursuit of excellence." "We appreciate this recognition and are proud to be among the nation's best liberal arts colleges," he said. "To be among the top nine Catholic liberal arts college's is even more gratifying as we work to further fulfill our mission."
U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" guide can be found online at www.usnews.com. The guidebook will be on newsstands Tuesday, Sept. 20.
St. Norbert was also recently ranked among the best colleges and universities in the country by Forbes.com. The magazine's fourth annual list ranks more than 600 schools in the country. St. Norbert College jumped 68 spots to number 84, out of all colleges and universities in the nation.
Forbes examined a number of criteria in determining its rankings, including: the amount of enjoyment students get out of their classes, students' success after graduation, the amount of debt incurred while in school, and success of students in distinguishing themselves academically.
To view the complete Forbes.com rankings and learn more about the methodology, go to http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/.
St. Norbert College was also listed as a 2012 "Best in the Midwest" college by Princeton Review. The Princeton Review explains the criteria for each rating score on its site at http://www.princetonreview.com/college/college-ratings.aspx.