October 11, 2016

For the 16th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest Best Regional Universities in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings. In addition to being the highest ranking Midwest Regional school in Michigan in the magazine’s annual list, Detroit Mercy has also now been named one of the “Best Values” in the region and continues to be an “A+ School for B Students.”

Best Colleges Midwest 2017U.S. News also ranked the College of Business Administration’s undergraduate management program 19th in the nation, tied with Cornell University and Case Western Reserve. The institution’s College of Engineering & Science was also highlighted as one of the best engineering programs in the country.

“We are very pleased that University of Detroit Mercy has been ranked among the top 25 and Best Values colleges in the Midwest,” said President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. “These high rankings are due to students’ strong academic qualifications, individualized attention to students, and affordability with generous scholarships and financial aid.”

Key criteria that contributed to Detroit Mercy’s U.S. News high rankings include the institution’s student retention rate of 84.7 percent, higher GPAs and SAT and ACT scores of incoming freshmen, and a strong student to faculty ratio of 11:1.

Best Colleges Regional Best Value“These important designations reflect our mission to provide an excellent undergraduate and graduate education to students that prepares them to be transformational leaders in their communities,” he added.

Highlights of the latest college rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s guidebook this month. The U.S. News college rankings group more than 1,376 accredited four-year schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and compares them based on a set of 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence.

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