U.S. News & World Report ranks Wesley among 'Best Baccalaureate Colleges'
School officials announced that Wesley College once again has earned a spot among the “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the North Region for the 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group. The annual rankings, which include more than 1,400 schools nationwide, were made available in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report and online. Over the past ten years, Wesley has been consistently ranked among the top for baccalaureate colleges.
The U.S. News & World Report survey’s “baccalaureate colleges” category includes 319 schools within four geographic regions (North, South, Midwest and West). It encompasses institutions focusing on undergraduate education and offering a range of degree programs in the liberal arts and in professional fields such as business, nursing and education.
The U.S. News college rankings group schools based on categories created by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The 2010 America's Best Colleges includes rankings for the Best National Universities, Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Best Historically Black Colleges, Best Colleges for Financial Aid, A+ Schools for B Students and Up-and-Coming Schools. This year, the ranking categories were expanded to include Best Colleges for Undergraduate Teaching.
The 2010 America’s Best Colleges package provides a thorough examination of how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.