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OHIO placed 68th among ranked public national universities and 135th on the full national universities list.

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Ohio University ranked among the nation’s best colleges for 2016


U.S. News and World Report released its 2016 Best Colleges rankings this week, and Ohio University continues to be recognized as a top public university.

OHIO placed 68th among ranked public national universities and 135th on the full national universities list.

“We are pleased that Ohio University is once again recognized as one of the best public education institutions in the nation.” said Pam Benoit, OHIO executive vice president and provost. “We are proud to be ranked among such outstanding peer institutions. Our faculty are talented and dedicated teachers who share their knowledge, insights, research, and professional networks for the good of our students and the greater good of humanity. Our academic support programs seek to empower all of our students to be successful in their academic endeavors. Our students and their families trust that Ohio University will provide a truly transformational educational experience."

OHIO’s rankings were down slightly from last year when it placed 63rd among ranked public national universities and 129th on the full national university list.

U.S. News’ annual listing includes data on nearly 1,800 colleges and universities, including statistics on borrowing, costs and graduation rates.

Other ranking factors include: undergraduate academic reputation and retention rates (22.5 percent), faculty resources (20 percent), student selectivity (12.5 percent), financial resources (10 percent), graduation rate performance (7.5 percent), alumni giving (5 percent).

This year’s report of best colleges is the 31st edition for U.S. News & World Report.