Friday, October 7, 2011

Andrews Receives Rankings and Enrollment Rises

The rankings are out, and once again Andrews University has been named one of the “Best National Universities” for 2012, as reported in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2012” issue. Andrews was also recently ranked on Forbes.com’s 2011’s “America’s Best Colleges.”

Out of 280 institutions, only 101 private institutions are classified in U.S. News & World Report as national universities and Andrews is the only Seventh-day Adventist institution included in this classification.

Andrews University made a few other U.S. News & World Report college ranking lists, too: with a diversity index of .71, the University tied for 5th in Campus Ethnic Diversity. (The closer a school’s number is to 1.0, the more diverse it is.) And with 12% of our student body composed of international students, Andrews tied for 8th in Most International Students.

Forbes.com also ranked Andrews University #545 in “America’s Top Colleges,” a compilation of the 650 best educational institutions (out of more than 6,000) across the country. Forbes gives an overall rating and smaller subcategory ratings; Andrews University also made the lists “Best Private Colleges,” “Best Research Universities” and “Best in the Midwest.”

The University has also seen an increase in enrollment, with 3,547 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students on campus this September, the second highest ever. Last year’s enrollment as of Census Day was 3,487. Total credit hours being taken this fall are at an all-time high. The 2011–2012 enrollment is almost evenly split between undergraduate and graduate students, with 1,844 undergraduate students and 1,618 graduate students including ministerial and professional degrees.

The complete listings can be found at www.forbes.com/colleges/andrews-university/ and http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/andrews-university-2238.

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