Rowan ranked among top U.S. public schools

Rowan ranked among top U.S. public schools

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Business First, a Buffalo, N.Y., publication owned by American City Business Journals, publisher of the Philadelphia Business Journal and many other city and regional business publications, this week released a study of public colleges and universities that placed Rowan at #89 of the top 250 schools surveyed.

While the study ranked by number only the top 250 public colleges and universities, it included 485 four-year public institutions across the country from which it considered 22 indicators of academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength. The study also parsed a wide array of data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

It gives the highest marks to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, alumni earnings, generous resources, affordable tuition and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.

The University of Michigan is No. 1 in this year’s Business First rankings, followed by the University of North Carolina. Rounding out the top five public colleges are the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Virginia and the University of California-Los Angeles.

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