Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top school and among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
Case Western Reserve ranks 41st overall in the publication's annual "America's Best Colleges" undergraduate rankings and lists as the only Ohio institution in the top 50. Case has been Ohio's top-ranked university every year since 1996.
Case also ranks 22nd in the "best values" category, which focuses on academic quality in relation to cost of attending the university.
The annual rankings—in which U.S. News groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching—represent the most comprehensive look at how schools stack up based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence, and help consumers evaluate and compare data compiled from more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools.
The magazine evaluates 258 universities that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral degrees, in addition to an emphasis on faculty research, and then ranks the schools on academic quality.
"I am proud that Case Western Reserve University remains the highest ranked national university in our state," said Barbara R. Snyder, university president. "But it is important to recognize that our quality is best evaluated through the success of our students and the continued commitment of our faculty to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship for the university and for our region."
Several individual programs also achieved high rankings. The university's undergraduate business programs ranks 33rd, while the overall undergraduate engineering program is at number 37. The programs are ranked solely on peer assessment surveys.
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