EKU Again Ranks in Top Tier of Southern Regional Universities

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Eastern Kentucky University again ranks in the top tier of Regional Universities in the South in the 2012 edition of “Best Colleges,” published by U.S. News Media Group.

EKU ranks 63rd among 90 universities in the top tier. This is the second consecutive year that Eastern has placed in the top tier. The 350-page 2012 edition of the Best Colleges guidebook is available at USNews.com and will be on newsstands Sept. 20. For a full list of the rankings, visit www.usnews.com/college.

“As choosing the right school becomes more complicated and costly each year, U.S. News strives to provide students and families with the best information and tools to help guide them through the college process,” said U.S.News & World Report Editor Brian Kelly. “With the new site upgrades, advanced search, and social media features, the 2012 edition of Best Colleges offers the most extensive college guide to date."

The 2012 Best Colleges package compares more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools on a set of up to 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

Formore information about the 2012 Best Colleges ranking methodology, visit www.usnews.com/collegemeth.

In an exclusive arrangement, the launch of the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is sponsored by Fidelity Investments. 

For the fourth consecutive year, EKU also ranks among “America’s Best Colleges,” published by Forbes magazine.

Published on September 13, 2011