Miami University lauded among America’s top 50 public colleges


Miami University lauded among America’s top 50 public colleges

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Forbes magazine’s latest national rankings of America’s institutions of higher learning has ranked Miami University among the nation’s top 50. STAFF FILE PHOTO

Butler County’s Miami University continues to rack up national honors.

Forbes magazine has picked Miami as one of the top 50 public universities in America.

In Forbes’ newly released 10th annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges, Miami placed No. 45 among public universities nationally and No. 170 among private and public nationally, Miami officials announced Thursday.

The school, which is Butler County’s largest employer, was cited for high standings in “the following categories: quality academics, on-time graduation, best return on investment and low student debt, high earning potential and career success.”

“Miami consistently ranks high in these areas among many independent surveys and national lists,” said school officials.

Other recent rankings for Miami University:

  • Miami is first among public universities in the nation for its strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as cited in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
  • With most students graduating in four years, Miami’s four-year graduation rate of 65.5 percent ranks 21st among public colleges and universities in the U.S. and No. 1 among public colleges in Ohio.
  • Miami’s retention rate of 92 percent ranks it among the best in the nation for students returning for their sophomore year.
  • Miami, which enrolls more than 19,000 students at its main Oxford campus and at regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, has garnered national recognition in the area of “best return on education investment and low student debt,” according to this year’s Princeton Review.
  • In April, Money Magazine ranked Miami among the top 25 in America in this category.

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