Duke slides in 2020 US News and World Report rankings

Duke slides in 2020 US News and World Report rankings

Duke slides in 2020 US News and World Report rankings

For the third consecutive year, the U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) has ranked Emory No. 21 among national universities in its "Best Colleges" ranking.

The much anticipated annual report that covers about 1,900 colleges and universities purports to identify the cream of the crop - which it then slices and dices into more than 50 different rankings, ensuring nearly everyone can find something to promote. When compared to its Big Ten peers, UI in the new rankings placed second from the bottom again, besting just University of Nebraska, which ranked No. 64 among publics.

The overall and academic rankings show the university's reputation and academic standing continues to rise. This year the college progressed more than ten spots to secure a ranking as one of the top 75 national liberal arts schools in the country.

To calculate the top schools, U.S. News focuses on academic quality and places emphasis on outcome measures, including graduation rates, retention rates and social mobility.

Los Angeles repeated as the top public school among national universities this year.

The rankings show the university's reputation continuing to rise, as SC earned the No. 22 spot among flagship universities in the country and was ranked No. 44 among public universities. This year's rankings also used federal government data on the percentage of students with Pell Grants for colleges that don't report it themselves.

Impressively, Arizona State University's Tempe Campus came in first in the rankings, followed by Georgia State University. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an worldwide reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

Florida State also rose one spot to No. 7 in the undergraduate alumni giving metric. No other institution is No. 1 in more than two disciplines.

U.S. News added social mobility rankings for the first time this year to gauge how colleges help economically disadvantaged students, which it said are less likely than others to finish college.

Meanwhile, Massachusetts dominated the liberal arts category as well, with the top three spots going to Williams, Amherst, and Wellesley, respectively (Wellesley tied with Pennsylvania's Swarthmore for third).

In the WSJ/THE College Ranking that measures student success and learning, Baylor was ranked No. 4 nationally among universities that create a high level of student engagement, both in the classroom and among students. The University had remained at the 8th position since 2015 except for a blip in 2018, when Duke fell to ninth after being overtaken by Penn.

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