UJ Ranked as Best Academic Institution in the Midwest

Sep 16, 2023

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University of Jamestown has again been ranked as one of the best academic institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report’s “2024 Best Colleges”.

Dr. Polly Peterson, University of Jamestown President, credits the Jimmie community as one of the top reasons the University continues to be ranked.

“The University has been blessed to have the support of faculty, staff, and alumni who have helped make UJ a place of distinction in the region,” said Dr. Peterson. “With the addition of new programs, improved facilities and a substantial increase in our endowment, we have achieved significant enrollment growth, improved retention and graduation rates, and achieved a 99% placement rate.”

U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” is the most recognized and popular of all college rankings. The report evaluates colleges and universities annually by assessing criteria such as peer assessment, graduation rate, student/faculty ratios, class size, alumni giving, and student testing scores. Categories are Regional Colleges, Regional Universities, National Universities, and National Liberal Arts Colleges. University of Jamestown stood out specifically in the categories of “Best Regional Universities,” “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs,” and “Top Performers on Social Mobility.”

Dr. Peterson expanded on how the University of Jamestown’s mission differentiates it from other universities, saying, “The University is committed to its mission of blending liberal arts with professional programs in an environment where Christian faith and co-curricular learning are central to the development of a holistic graduate. Being recognized nationally for the successes of our students is an added blessing to our work.”

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