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Oklahoma City University Ranked Among Nation’s Top Schools
OKLAHOMA CITY — U.S. News & World Report again has ranked Oklahoma City University among the best colleges in the country. The list, released today, has OCU ranked number 25 in the West regional universities category, the best rank in the state. Eight other universities in Oklahoma were listed. There were 125 schools ranked in the West region. The regional category is made up of universities that offer a full range of undergrad programs and some master’s programs. OCU also ranked first in the West for most international students, had the highest freshman retention rate in the state and was included on the Economic Diversity Among Top-Ranked Schools list. OCU was ranked 25 on the West region “A+ Options for B Students” list. Acting Provost Susan Barber said OCU’s standing is a reflection of the importance the university places on providing one of the finest educations in the country. “The faculty and administrators have once again earned a prestigious ranking for Oklahoma City University. We share the common goal of continuing this university’s strong reputation of excellence in education,” Barber said. U.S. News & World Report bases a majority of its rankings on a formula that uses objective measures of academic quality such as graduation rates. A small percentage of the rankings are a result of peer assessments. Other factors include the amount of faculty resources, student selections and alumni giving. The West region includes Oklahoma, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.