JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Colleges” for the eighth consecutive year in U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2011 list for regional universities in the south. JU’s is ranked 46th.
“We are once again very proud to be ranked in the top 50,” said President Romesburg. “This ranking reassures not only students, but also parents and the Jacksonville community, that we are a strong University with the credentials to back it up.”
The U.S.News rankings list Jacksonville University in the first tier among regional universities in the south. The category includes colleges and universities that offer a full-range of undergraduate programs and provide graduate education.
JU continues to be recognized in the rankings for small classes, a small student-to-faculty ratio, quality faculty, and competitive admissions policies. JU, a private university of 3,500 students, offers over seventy majors, with the largest being business, marine science, nursing and aviation. Additionally, JU offers graduate degrees in education leadership, nursing, business, mathematics, orthodontics and choreography.
U.S.News & World Report computes its rankings using objective measures of academic quality provided by the schools and assessments made by leaders at peer institutions. Data categories include student/faculty ratio; class size; graduation rate; percentage of full-time faculty; student selectivity; average SAT/ACT scores; percentage of highly ranked freshmen; alumni giving rate and others.