Concordia University, Nebraska moved up seven spots in the “Best Regional Universities—Midwest” category of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, 2015 edition. This year Concordia Nebraska is ranked 44 out of 111 universities listed in the top tier of schools in its category. Concordia Nebraska has been ranked in the top tier of the annual report for 12 consecutive years.
“The top-tier rankings reflect our ongoing commitment to providing an excellent Christian higher education experience for our students,” said Dr. Jenny Mueller-Roebke, provost at Concordia Nebraska. “It is an honor to be recognized with a significantly higher ranking by U.S. News and World Report for the quality of academics we provide.”
Criteria evaluated in the rankings include academic reputation, retention and graduation rates, faculty resources, student selectivity and alumni support.
An institution classified as a regional university provides a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. Concordia offers more than 50 majors and programs, as well as master’s degrees in multiple areas, including education, public health, human services, family life and business administration.
Concordia Nebraska is the highest ranked higher education institution in the Concordia University System, which comprises 10 colleges and universities affiliated with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
“Many colleges and universities today question whether their institutions can be both faith focused and academically superior,” said Aaron Roberts, director of admission at Concordia. “Our record enrollment and jump in the U.S. News rankings show that it’s possible to be a Christ-centered, Lutheran university of the highest quality.”
Complete rankings are available online at www.usnews.com/colleges. The print edition of the "Best Colleges 2015" guidebook will be available on newsstands Sept. 23.