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Indiana State included among national rankings

October 4, 2018

Indiana State University has been named a top university by Forbes, Princeton Review, Washington Monthly and Wall Street Journal.

"It's always good to see Indiana State University as a highly rated and highly ranked university," said Mike Licari, provost and vice president of academic affairs. "We're proud of the work we do, and being ranked helps us demonstrate that we're doing things right and gives extra credibility to our claims."

Forbes included Indiana State on the America's Top Colleges ranking, listing the university among its Best in the Midwest (164), top Public Colleges (249) and Research Universities (257). The Princeton Review ranked Indiana State on its Best Regional Colleges ranking.

State is listed as a best college for Undergraduate Business Programs (199) and tied for 177 in high school counselor rankings by the U.S. News and World Report. State also ranked as a Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs (111), Best Online Bachelor's Programs (202) and Best Online Graduate Education Programs (224-291). In the Wall Street Journal/Higher Education College Ranking, Indiana State's strongest key area in teaching excellence was in environment.

Washington Monthly ranked State second in Pell/non-Pell graduation gap, 18th in Pell graduation gap rank, 27th for percent of federal work study funds spent on service and 68th in social mobility. Indiana State's service rank is 98th out of 300-plus institutions.

"While the metrics of the Washington Monthly rankings have changed over the past couple of years, our ranking in the top 100 of national universities indicates our unwavering commitment to social mobility and service," said Nancy Rogers, vice president for University Engagement. "Clearly, ISU is a good economic investment for our individual students and the state of Indiana. Our strong partnerships with the community also are reflected in the rankings. About one-third of our students who receive Federal Work Study work at a job in a local nonprofit organization. Many of our community partners, especially those that serve youth, simply could not do the work that they are able to do without these students."

Indiana State is also included in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, which includes input from more than 200,000 current American college students that is collected through Timed Higher Education's annual U.S. Student Survey.

For the 11th consecutive year, Indiana State received a Tree Campus USA designation. Tree Campus USA is a national program that started in 2008 and honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

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Writer: Betsy Simon, media relations assistant director, University Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-7972 or betsy.simon@indstate.edu

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Indiana State University has been named a top university by Forbes, Princeton Review, Washington Monthly and Wall Street Journal.

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