U.S. News & World Report Ranks Doane Among Best National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Doane University was the only school in Nebraska recognized among U.S. News & World Report’s top National Liberal Arts Colleges according to the publication’s most recent rankings released yesterday. Doane ranked 158th in the rankings based on first-year student retention rates, faculty strength and student graduation rates among other key measures.

Now in their 33rd year, the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, using qualitative and quantitative research findings, score both national and regional liberal arts colleges and universities. Separate rankings are assigned in categories ranging from innovation to economic diversity. Colleges recognized in the U.S. News National Liberal Arts College category emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the arts and sciences.

This distinction only adds to the recognition Doane has received from national publications this fall having been recently named a “Best Midwestern School” by Princeton Review, listed as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes, ranked as one of Money’s “Best Colleges” and honored by Washington Monthly as a top National Liberal Arts University.

A full list of rankings may be found at www.usnews.com.

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