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OCU Returns to List of Top-Ranked Schools

Oklahoma City University was again included as one of the best schools in the country, according to the annual independent rankings released this week by the U.S. News & World Report.

Thanks to expanded graduate-level programs in nursing and the university’s physician assistant program, OCU stepped up its status this year from a Regional University to the National University category.

Along with the overall National University list, OCU was the only school in the state to make the Top Performers on Social Mobility list; and was also included on the Campus Ethnic Diversity and the A+ schools for B Students lists. OCU’s Meinders School of Business is ranked among the top Undergraduate Business Programs in the country.

Schools on the A+ Schools for B Students list are noted for accepting outstanding applicants whose scores are not “A.” The colleges and universities included in the list see great potential in these students and help them achieve their goals.

The Best Colleges rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 15 diverse measures of academic quality like outcomes based on retaining and graduating students on time, faculty resources and student excellence. Each indicator is assigned a weight “based on U.S. News' judgments about which measures of quality matter most,” according to the report.