WMU News

WMU again ranked among nation's top 100

Sept. 13, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University has once again been placed among the nation's top-100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2002 listing of U.S. colleges and universities, which appeared in the magazine's online edition Sept. 6, lists WMU as one the top 100 public institutions among 249 "national universities- doctoral." This is the third consecutive year WMU has placed in the top 100 and the 12th consecutive year it has been included in the magazine's national university grouping.

The rankings are based on more than a dozen criteria, including academic reputation; retention and graduation rates; student/faculty ratios; class size; faculty resources; and student test scores and high school class rank.

Click here for the U.S. News & World Report rankings on the Web.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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