Baker is top-ranked Kansas university in U.S. News & World Report's Midwest Regional category
Baldwin City, Kan. — For the third consecutive year, Baker University is the highest-ranked Kansas university in the Midwest Regional category in the latest edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges, released today.
Baker was among universities ranked in the 12-state Midwest region in the 2014 edition. Regional universities were defined as schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master's programs but few, if any, doctoral programs. The region covers schools from Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
"Our faculty and staff continue to create an engaging academic environment and provide a well-rounded education for our students to thrive," Baker President Pat Long said. "Baker has a reputation of offering educational programs of the highest quality. We are committed to developing leaders who are capable of enacting positive change in their organizations and communities."
The U.S. News & World Report's rankings are based on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, student-to-faculty ratio, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance. The magazine collects its data from the universities and several other sources.