Tuesday, September 10, 2013

According to the latest “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report magazine, the Henry B. Tippie College of Business is ranked 22nd among public business schools for 2014. Tippie ranked 21st in the 2013 rankings. Among all public and private universities, Tippie is ranked 34th, after ranking 36th last year.

The University of Iowa overall is ranked 29th among the nation’s best public universities, tying with Michigan State University. The UI’s placement in the 2014 edition of the magazine’s “The Top 30 Public National Universities” is compares to a ranking of 28th in the 2013 edition. The UI currently is ranked 73rd in the “Best National Universities” category, which contains 281 U.S. universities (173 public, 101 private, and seven for-profit), compared to 72nd last year.

The UI once again garnered mention in a section titled “A+ Schools for B Students,” along with Big Ten colleagues Purdue University, University of Nebraska, University of Minnesota, and Michigan State University. The category is defined as schools “where non-superstars have a decent shot at being accepted and thriving (and) where spirit and hard work could make all the difference in admissions offices.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on reputational data obtained from questionnaires filled out by administrators at more than 1,300 universities and colleges and from objective data submitted to a national data archive. The collected data are scored on on a variety of indicators in the following categories: assessment by peers and counselors, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving.

The U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2014” rankings will be on newsstands Tuesday, Sept. 24, and the rankings are available online at  colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges.