JU earns one of 'America's Best Colleges' distinction | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the ninth year in a row, Jacksonville University has been named one of "America's Best Colleges" according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2013 list for regional universities in the South.
JU President Kerry Romesburg said, "This is the kind of consistency in quality instruction and programs we've been working so hard for over these past years. Our credentials remain at the top of the rankings as we've become a strong asset to the Jacksonville community and beyond."
The ranking will place JU among the first tier of South region universities. Included in the category are colleges and universities that offer a full-range of undergraduate programs and graduate education course work.
The rankings by U.S. News & /World Report are computed using measures of academic quality provided by the schools and assessments by leaders at peer institutions. The data categories used include student/faculty ratio, class size, graduation rate, percentage of full-time faculty, student selectivity, average SAT/ACT scores, percentage of highly ranked freshmen, alumni giving rate and others.