LINCOLN, Neb.— For the first time, Union College has been ranked in the top tier of schools for its category in U.S.News America's Best Colleges 2007 released in August. Union is ranked as 46th in the Midwest Comprehensive Colleges—Bachelor's category.
"We are grateful and excited the U.S.News ranking reflects some of the many positive areas of progress at Union College," said Union College President David Smith. "While no one ranking system can capture the spirit of this campus, we are honored to be recognized as a top pick among our peer institutions."
The U.S.News rankings are created annually as a service to parents and prospective students as criteria in selecting colleges. This year, 320 comprehensive colleges, divided into four regions, are included in the report. The comprehensive college category includes colleges that offer a range of degree programs in professional fields such as business, nursing and education with liberal arts degrees accounting for fewer than half of the bachelor's degrees conferred.