August 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Ranked Ohio’s Best in U.S. News Rankings for 13th Consecutive Year

Undergraduate programs hold steady in annual survey of America’s Best Colleges 2009

Case Western Reserve University has been rated Ohio’s top school among the nation’s premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, for the 13th consecutive year. The rankings were released on Friday, Aug. 22.

Case Western Reserve ranks 41st overall in the publication’s annual “America’s Best Colleges 2009” undergraduate rankings and lists as the only Ohio institution in the top 50. Case Western Reserve has been Ohio’s top-ranked university every year since 1996.

The university also ranks 25th in the “best values” category, which focuses on academic quality in relation to cost of attending the university.

“Our new strategic plan envisions significant improvements in education and research,” said President Barbara R. Snyder. “As we enhance our actual academic quality, the university’s reputation will advance as well. I look forward to both developments.”

The annual rankings – in which U.S. News groups school 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 more than 255 universities that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees, in addition to an emphasis on faculty research, and then ranks the schools on academic quality.

Several individual programs also achieved high rankings. The university’s undergraduate business programs at the Weatherhead School of Management moved up three spots to 30th, while the overall undergraduate engineering program is at number 38. The programs are ranked solely on peer assessment surveys.

For more information contact Laura Massie, 216.368.4442.

Posted by: Paula Baughn, August 22, 2008 11:43 AM | News Topics: Awards, HeadlinesMain, Students

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