College ranks in “First Tier” in latest U.S. News and World Report rankings
In the just released U.S. News and World Report 2013 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” the magazine examined The Master’s College among 370 other institutions in the “Regional College” category. The U.S. News website defines regional colleges as those that “focus on undergraduate education … in liberal arts disciplines.”
Among the 35 colleges in the Western Region, The Master’s College was ranked #4 overall. This marks the 14th consecutive year that TMC has been listed in the “First Tier” of Western Region Colleges.
The Master’s College received high rankings across numerous categories. Of note, the private college placed well in a pair of categories related to overall value. TMC ranked 3rd in “great schools / great prices” and 3rd in “least debt – class of 2011.”
The Master’s College tied for first in “freshman-to-sophomore retention rate,” and tied for second in “graduation rate." The college also tied for 3rd in “peer assessment,” which reflects the opinions of other presidents, provosts and deans regarding the college’s academic excellence.
In addition, the college placed third “student-to-faculty ratio,” “percent of classes – fewer than 20 student” and “SAT scores of incoming freshmen.”
The 350-page Best Colleges 2013 Guidebook is available online at usnews.com and will appear on newsstands on Sept. 18.