The US News & World Report publishes an annual list of the nation’s best colleges, and The Ohio State University has climbed in their 2012 edition into 17th place on the list of public schools. It’s also ranked as the best public university in the state of Ohio, and ranks in 55th place overall when including both public and private schools.
“Ohio State is making solid progress in rising through the ranks of top-tier universities,” said President E. Gordon Gee. “This latest recognition from U.S. News is particularly gratifying because it directly reflects excellence in the preparation of our students, as well as the rates at which they earn their degrees. Clearly, our efforts to create the nation’s most engaging campus experience are reaping rewards for our students.”
Last year, Ohio State was ranked in 18th place on the list of public schools, and 56th overall in the list that includes both public and private schools. These scores are calculated based on academic reputation, graduation rates, faculty resources, financial resources, alumni contributions and several other factors.
More information can be found online at colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges.