Following a one-year detour to second place, Taylor University has regained their ranking as No. 1 among Midwest colleges, according to the 2022 U.S World and News Report.
“All of us at Taylor University are humbled and grateful for this validation of our program by U.S. News & World Report,” said President Michael Lindsay. “This honor not only recognizes the stellar work of our faculty and students, who are well-deserving, but also generations of past faculty and staff, along with faithful alumni, whose hard work and passion have fostered a DNA of excellence on our campus.”
This year, Taylor’s No. 1 ranking was tied with College of the Ozarks in Missouri.
This marks the 25th consecutive year Taylor has been ranked in the top three colleges in the Midwest region, as well as the 13th time they have ranked first. Additionally, this is the second time Taylor has shared the honor while tying with another college for first.
“For Taylor to be continually ranked among our region’s top three, as we have for the past quarter century, but also number one for the 13th time, is a tribute to each member of our Taylor community,” Lindsay said. “We are most grateful.”
With an impressive 100 out of 100 possible ranking points in the “America’s Best Colleges” survey, Taylor beat out Ohio Northern University, Cottey College — who last year forged ahead of Taylor for the first place spot — and Dordt University.
The ranked point system is based on factors such as the abilities of students, retention and graduation rates for students, faculty to student ratio and alumni giving.
Taylor also ranked No. 23 in Best Value Schools, No. 53 in Top Performers on Social Mobility and No. 129 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.
College rankings from the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly also ranked Taylor University highly.
Senior Becah Schwartz is proud to be a part of the Taylor community that has ranked so highly.
“Taylor’s community truly is unmatched to any other college and I’m glad that they are being recognized for that,” Schwartz said.