U.S. News and World Report lists Elms College among best regional colleges
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CHICOPEE – Our Lady of the Elms College has been ranked No. 17 on the list of Best Regional Colleges, North by U.S. News and World Report in its 2014 edition of Best Colleges. Elms College moves up six spots from No. 23 in the 2013 edition and is the only western Massachusetts regional college listed in the top 20 Best Regional Colleges North rankings of 2014.
“Elms College's ranking in the top 20 for best regional colleges this year is an indicator of the quality of our academic and co-curricular programs,” said Walter C. Breau, vice president of academic affairs. “It is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the faculty and staff who foster an environment of excellence and support.”
According to the report, a regional college is defined as a school that has an undergraduate focus with a broad range of programming in liberal arts and in the fields such as business, nursing, and education.
Some of the criteria used for U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings include academic peer assessments, student retention rates, faculty assessment, financial resources, graduation rate, and the academic achievement of students entering the college.
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