After maintaining its position as the highest rated public university in America earlier this summer in the QS World University Rankings, the University of Michigan found itself holding steady among top public universities in another high profile collegiate ranking released Tuesday, Sept. 12.
UM maintained its position as the No. 4 public university in the country in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings, while finishing 28th overall in the national ranking. The university dropped one spot from last year's tie for 27th in the rankings.
The U.S. News rankings compare more than 1,800 schools across the country on up to 15 indicators of excellence, such as class size, standardized test scores of incoming students and average graduation rate.
The ranking's weighted methodology is most heavily-based on outcomes, which accounts for 30 percent of the overall score and is based on retention and graduation rates.
Michigan State University inched up one spot into a tie among six schools for No. 81 in the rankings. It was tied with several other schools for No. 33 among public schools in the ranking, dropping one spot from last year's No. 32 ranking.
Other Michigan universities appearing in the ranking were Michigan Technological University (tied for No. 124), Western Michigan University at No. 207 and Wayne State University at No. 223.
For the full article, see Martin Slagter, "UMich ranked 4th best public university by U.S. News & World Report", MLive, September 12, 2017.