Case Western Reserve University remains the only Ohio institution among the nation's top 50 national universities as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
The university ranks 41st in the publication's annual "America's Best Colleges 2010" undergraduate rankings released Thursday, August 20. Case Western Reserve also ranked 41st last year, but this time improved its overall score by one point (to 60, out of 100).
Case Western Reserve continues to be the top-rated university in Ohio and has led all Ohio institutions in national and state rankings for 14 consecutive years.
"We are pleased to have seen growth in some of the categories used to calculate our overall ranking," President Barbara R. Snyder said. "I am confident that the strategies we are pursuing to enhance our research and teaching will yield greater progress in the years to come."
Several individual programs at Case Western Reserve also rank among the nation's top 50. The university's undergraduate business program at the Weatherhead School of Management is 31st, down one spot from last year, while the overall undergraduate engineering program is at number 45, down from number 38. These programs are ranked solely on peer assessment surveys.
The university's alumni giving rank climbed from 109th to 59th based on the undergraduate alumni participation in the annual fund from the previous two years. This past year, the university recorded its highest annual fund drive total in history, at $7.5 million.
The magazine evaluates more than 250 universities that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors, as well as master's and doctoral degrees.
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