U.S. News & World Report: Tuskegee No. 5 among HBCUs
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (September 10, 2013) — In its annual listing of the nation’s colleges and universities, U.S. News & World Report placed Tuskegee University as No. 5 out of 70 Historically Black Colleges and Universities with published rankings. In total, there were 81 institutions named to the list.
Also, the publication ranked Tuskegee No. 13 on its South region college list, which is comprised of 74 schools with published rankings. A total of 117 Southern institutions appear on the list.
According to its website, “The U.S. News ranking system rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it's based on our researched view of what matters in education.”
Indicators such as student body, faculty, financial resources, and outcome measures are used to assess academic quality.
For the HBCU ranking methodology, the measures included peer assessment (25 percent), retention (27.5 percent), faculty resources (20 percent), student selectivity (12.5 percent), financial resources (10 percent) and alumni giving rate (5 percent).
The regional methodology used similar indications that were weighted differently. The measures included undergraduate academic reputation (22.5 percent), faculty resources (20 percent), student selectivity (12.5 percent), financial resources (10 percent), graduation rate performance (7.5 percent) and alumni giving rate (5 percent).
For more information on the list and the university, go to: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/tuskegee-university-1050 or http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/hbcu