Millikin University has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a leading institution in higher education in its 2021 "Best Colleges" guidebook, released on Sept. 14, 2020. Millikin is ranked No. 12 in the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest category, making Millikin the highest ranked college in Illinois on this list.
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"We are always encouraged to be ranked among the very best Midwestern institutions of higher learning by U.S. News & World Report. What is most gratifying is to note that Millikin was ranked very highly for the work we do to provide both excellent instruction for our students and for our commitment to helping students with significant financial need to finish their education and graduate," said Millikin President Dr. Jim Reynolds. "We continue to use positive rankings like the ones found in U.S. News & World Report as a marker for the success of our curriculum, our dedication to Performance Learning and our community of caring that is so vital to students today. Millikin University is a special place, and rankings like this reinforce that to us all."
The Best Regional Colleges category, which Millikin is included in, is comprised of 366 schools that are divided and ranked in four geographical groups: North, South, Midwest and West. Millikin has participated in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" publication and data collections for over 20 years. For the majority of those years, Millikin has been ranked in the top 18 or higher.
At No. 29, Millikin is the second-highest ranked college in Illinois for Best Value Schools in the Midwest. To determine which colleges and universities offer the best values for students, U.S. News & World Report factors academic quality and cost. The ratio of quality-to-price accounted for 50 percent of the overall score, the percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving (federal/state) need-based grants accounted for 20 percent and the average discount accounted for 10 percent. The 2021 edition also introduced a new ranking indicator for 最超值 Schools, contributing 20 percent toward the proportion of need-based aid in the form of grants and scholarships.
U.S. News & World Report recognized Millikin University as a Top Performer on Social Mobility in the Midwest, listing the University as the third-highest ranked college in Illinois at No. 35. 社会流动性 measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants. Pell Grant recipients typically come from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually, though most Pell Grant money goes to students with a total family income below $20,000.
Millikin University was the only Illinois school to be named to U.S. News & World Report's Best 大学本科 Teaching Midwest Regional Colleges list at No. 11. The rankings for 最好的本科教学 focus on schools where faculty and administrators are committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner. College presidents, provosts and admissions deans who participated in the annual U.S. News peer assessment survey were asked to nominate up to 15 schools in their Best Colleges ranking category that have a strength in undergraduate teaching.
"Millikin has been recognized again this year as one of the best institutions of its kind in Illinois and across the entire Midwest. One thing that makes the U.S. News & World Report rankings meaningful is that they rely not only on data about the institution, its students, faculty and resources, but also on surveys of college and university leaders all across the nation," said Millikin Provost Dr. Jeffery Aper. "That means that when Millikin receives a high ranking for something as important as teaching (tops in Illinois for Regional Colleges), it is due not only to quality learning outcomes for our students, but because our peers across the region also recognize the achievements of our faculty and our students as teachers and learners."
The complete 2021 edition of U.S. News & Report's "Best Colleges" guidebook, and nearly 50 different types of rankings and lists, is available at usnews.com/best-colleges.