North Central College Named Among Best Universities In Midwest

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NAPERVILLE, IL — North Central College recently made U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 roundup of the Best Regional Universities in the midwest. The Naperville college came in at #17 on the list, which was compiled by evaluating 1,500 universities throughout the United States.

In total, 167 midwestern universities were ranked on the 2022 U.S. News & World Report roundup.

In its evaluation process, U.S. News & World Report ranked schools on the following metrics:

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  • Graduation and retention rates
  • Graduation rate performance
  • Social mobility
  • Undergraduate academic reputation
  • Faculty resources for 2021-22 academic year
  • Financial resources per student
  • Graduate indebtedness
  • Average alumni giving rate
  • Student selectivity for fall 2021 entering class

Some factors weighed within these metrics included standardized test scores, class sizes, faculty salaries and first-year retention rates. Each category was weighted for a possible total score of 100 points.

North Central College earned a 72 out of the possible 100, according to U.S. News & World Report’s methodology. The college came in ahead of University of Illinois Springfield, which was ranked at #20. Lewis University in Romeoville was ranked at #22.

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Click the link to see the full roundup of U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Regional Universities in the midwest.


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