North Park University Continues to Be Counted Among Best Midwest Schools
U.S. News and World Report college rankings released
CHICAGO (September 10, 2013) — North Park University again appeared in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of the annual “Best Colleges” rankings, released on September 10. The University is tied for 53rd among 147 ranked institutions.
“We are pleased to be among the top tier of Midwest universities,” said Nate Mouttet, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “We are in a part of the country with other great schools, and this ranking showcases the excellent programs and unique community that are hallmarks of a North Park University education.”
“As a school that strives to prepare students for lives of significance and service, we also strive to grow in ways that will help us fulfill that mission.” Mouttet added. “We’re confident this work and momentum will continue to be reflected in the service and success of our students and alumni, as well as in rankings like the U.S. News and World Report list.”
North Park University, founded in 1891, offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional preparation; adult degree-completion options that include nonprofit and nursing programs; and graduate degrees and certificates in business, education, ministry, music, nonprofit, nursing, and theology.
U.S. News and World Report designates schools as regional when they provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs but offer few doctoral programs. These schools, including North Park, are ranked against others by region of the country: North, South, Midwest, and West. Criteria used in these rankings include peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.