WMU News

WMU among nation's top 100 for fifth straight year

Aug. 22, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University has again been placed among the nation's top-100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2003 listing of U.S. colleges and universities, which appeared in the magazine's online edition today, lists WMU as one the top 100 public institutions among 248 "national universities- doctoral." This is the fifth consecutive year WMU has placed in the top 100 and the 14th consecutive year it has been included in the magazine's national university grouping.

The rankings are based on more than a dozen criteria, including academic reputation, retention and graduation rates, student/faculty ratios, class size, faculty resources, and student test scores and high school class rank.

Western Michigan University is one of only five public universities in the state to be included among the nation's top 100. The others are University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University and Wayne State University.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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