2018 U.S. News & World Report, Best Regional Universities, North
U.S. News & World Report’s rankings condense a great deal of information about the quality of the education at each school they evaluate, making it easier for students to compare the academic quality of schools.
U.S. News & World Report’s rankings are based on collected data from more than 1,800 colleges and include such factors as SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rates, number of faculty, student-faculty ratios, and graduation and retention rates. A full write-up on their methodology can be found on the U.S. News & World Report website.
U.S. News & World Report’s rankings complement other national accolades
- The Princeton Review: 381 Best Colleges
- Money Magazine: Best Colleges 2016-2017
- Forbes: America’s 2016 Top Colleges
- Affordable Colleges Online: High ROI Colleges
- 50 Most Affordable Master’s Degree Programs: Best Masters Programs
- More can be found on online.une.edu
Why is UNE considered a “regional university?”
UNE’s ranking is for U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges, Regional Universities, North.
Schools classified as a Regional University offer a full range of undergraduate programs and provide graduate education at the master’s level, and offer a very select number of doctoral programs.
To rank colleges, U.S. News & World Report first places each school into a category based on the school’s stated mission – whether the school is dedicated to being research university or is liberal arts college, for example. In some cases, schools are designated by geographic location such as North, South, Midwest, and West.
Accreditation is a process in which institutions of learning are evaluated against a certain set of standards with the goal of effectiveness, improvement, and public assurance. Accreditation establishes a level of acceptable quality while respecting the unique missions of the institutions involved. For more information on the accreditation process at UNE Online, please see https://vision.une.edu/why-accredited-school/.
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