AU ranked top school by U.S. News and World Report

Tue, 2012-07-31 14:32 -- univcomm

US News and World Report has again ranked Anderson University among the best universities in the Midwest offering master’s level degree programs. Institutions in this category offer a full range of both undergraduate and master’s level degree programs. The magazine’s 2006 guide to “America’s Best Colleges” marks the second year that Anderson University has been listed among the best in its class. To rank schools, US News first organizes colleges and universities by category, and then ranks them within each group. Rankings are based on a wide range of criteria, including academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, and financial resources to name a few.

“We are always grateful for such affirming news and recognition,” said Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University. “The ultimate measure of our quality is reflected in the lives of some truly remarkable graduates and the esteem with which they hold their teachers, mentors, coaches and staff support persons. These are very bright days for Anderson University.”

All the US News rankings will appear on the magazine’s web site ( on Friday, August 19. College-bound students can use the site to search for colleges according to their own interests, fill out interactive worksheets and search for scholarship and financial aid information. Excerpts of the college rankings will be published in the August 29 edition (on newsstands August 22) of the weekly news magazine. The full rankings will be published in the annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook, also available in libraries and bookstores on August 22.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.