UW-Superior named among best colleges nationally by U.S. News & World Report
The University of Wisconsin-Superior has been named among the best colleges in two categories by U.S. News & World Report. UW-Superior received high marks in rankings for National Liberal Arts Colleges and Top Performers on Social Mobility.
According to U.S. News, schools are ranked according to performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Factors included outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence, and alumni giving.
The National Liberal Arts Colleges ranking emphasizes undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study.
In the Top Performers on Social Mobility category, U.S. News noted that economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. UW-Superior’s ranking was among colleges U.S. News & World Report found are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.
In both categories, UW-Superior scored well in faculty resources with a 14-to-1 student-teacher ratio and an average class size of 18. UW-Superior was also the only four-year university in the Superior and Duluth, Minn., area to receive these rankings. In January, U.S. News named UW-Superior among the 2019 Best Online Graduate Education Programs.
To see the complete U.S. News rankings, visit www.usnews.com/best-colleges