|U.S. & World Report ranks UND one of best national universities|
The University has once again been named one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report, according to rankings released Aug. 17.
UND increased in almost every measure of the U.S. News & World Report rankings, including such areas as peer assessment score (2.6, compared to 2.5 last year), the percentage of faculty who are full time (97 percent, up from 93 percent), and the average alumni giving rate (15 percent, compared to 14 percent). The magazine puts UND among the nation's top 189 public and nonpublic colleges and universities.
"We don't want to put too much stock in these rankings, but they do serve as one kind of indicator of the University's status," said President Charles Kupchella. "It is one 'measure' of our success in achieving our goal: to firmly establish UND as one of the very best public universities in the country and, indeed, the world."
Last year, Washington Monthly listed UND as one of the top 100 public universities in the United States.