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 26 in the West regional universities category, the best rank of Oklahoma universities. There were 91 schools ranked in the top tier of the West region.
The regional category is made up of universities that offer a full range of undergraduate programs and some master’s programs.
Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry said the university’s outstanding students, experienced faculty and rigorous programs contributed to OCU’s high ranking.
“Most of our faculty members hold the highest degrees in their field and our low student-to-faculty ratio allows us to give students one of the finest educations in the region and in the nation,” Henry said.
Oklahoma City University Provost Susan Barber said OCU’s standing reflects theuniversity’s commitment to providing high quality education and academic rigor.
“The work of our faculty, staff and administrators has again earned Oklahoma City University a prestigious ranking,” she said. “This is one example of our commitment to excellence in education.”
OCU also was listed on the West region “A+ Schools for B Students” list.
U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on various factors including graduation and retention rates, peer assessments, faculty resources, student selections, financial resources and alumni giving.The West region includes Oklahoma, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.