As of Sept. 12, Bethel College has taken its place on three national college ranking lists.
The longest running and most recently announced of these is the “U.S. News & World Report” 2013 edition of Best Colleges. For the second year, Bethel is in the Top 20 “Best Regional Colleges-Midwest” at No. 18.
Bethel is the highest-ranking Kansas college in the Midwest region. Sister institution Bluffton (Ohio) University appears at No. 21. Five other Kansas private schools (Tabor College, Hillsboro, McPherson College, Ottawa University, Sterling College and Bethany College, Lindsborg) also appear on that list.
Bethel also made the “U.S. News” list of “A-Plus Schools for B Students” -- schools the magazine calls “those where non-superstars have a decent shot at being accepted and thriving, where spirit and hard work could make all the difference in admissions offices.”
“U.S. News” compared more than 1,600 accredited four-year schools nationwide using a set of up to 16 indicators, with key measures being: peer assessment; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving.
The “U.S. News” complete rankings are available at <http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/regional-colleges> and will be on newsstands starting Sept. 18.
Bethel is also listed in the “Washington Monthly” annual college guide and on Forbes.com.
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