U.S. News and World Report ranks AU among top Midwest universities

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Anderson University has once again earned a place in the top tier among Midwest regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2018 guidebook. The exclusive rankings, which include nearly 1,600 schools nationwide, are available with the purchase of The U.S. News College Compass, or the 2018 guidebook. This marks the fourteenth consecutive year AU has been ranked among the nation’s best colleges.

"We are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the fourteenth consecutive year, owed in large part to the distinctive and compelling efforts of our faculty and staff, and the accomplishments of our students," said AU President John S. Pistole. "Our over 25,000 alumni around the world welcome this affirmation, and this ranking encourages us to continue pursuing our mission 'to educate for a life of faith and service in church and society.’"

The 2018 Best Colleges guidebook provides the most thorough examination of how nearly 1,600 accredited colleges and universities compare on a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. For more information, visit

U.S. News & World Report has published college rankings since 1983, based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Since that time, the annual publication has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, Colleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business and theology.  

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