slides: NEW: US News Names Best Colleges 2017—How Did RI’s Colleges Rank?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team

Providence College
The US News & World Report has released their 2017 list of Best Colleges in the United States and Brown University has been ranked as the 14th best school in the country among National Universities. 

Brown's ranking is unchanged from last year's rankings. 

See how Rhode Island Schools did in the Slideshow Below 

Princeton University is ranked number one among National Universities while Harvard held on to second place and the University of Chicago moved up one spot to tie with Yale for third. 

Among National Liberal Arts Colleges, Williams College in Massachusetts took the top spot while Amherst came in second. 

Providence College was ranked as the number one in the north among Regional Universities. PC ranked second in the category last year. 

“In recent years, Providence College consistently has been ranked within the top five institutions in our category. Now, in our Centennial year, it is gratifying to see us reach the top spot in the rankings. I think it is a testament to the growth and maturity of our institution, to our excellent faculty and staff, and to the high quality student we have been able to attract and graduate,” said PC President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. 

How did Rhode Island's colleges do in this year's ranking? Who moved up, who went down? 

See how all of RI's colleges fared in the slides below.

Note: New England Institute of Technology is unranked, as is RISD) 

Note as to categories: Schools in the National Universities category, such as Brown University and URI, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and Ph.D. programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research. Liberal Arts Colleges are schools like Williams, which emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study. Regional Universities offer a full range of undergrad programs and some master's programs but few doctoral programs, and Regional Colleges focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines.

  • 1.

    Brown University 

    • #14 in National Universities
    • #10 in Best Value Schools
    • #4 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
    • #5 (tie) in High School Counselor Rankings
    • #22 in Most Innovative Schools
    • #44 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

     

    US News Says: 

    "Brown University is a private institution that was founded in 1764. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,652, its setting is city, and the campus size is 146 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Brown University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 14. Its tuition and fees are $51,367 (2016-17)."

     
  • 2.

    Providence College 

    • #1 in Regional Universities North
    • #183 (tie) in Business Programs

     

    US News Says:  

    "Providence College is a private institution that was founded in 1917. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,201, its setting is city, and the campus size is 105 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Providence College's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 1. Its tuition and fees are $46,970 (2016-17)."

     
  • 3.

    Bryant University 

    • #9 (tie) in Regional Universities North
    • #5 in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #183 (tie) in Business Programs

     

    US NEWS Says: 

    "Bryant University is a private institution that was founded in 1863. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,459, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 435 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bryant University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 9. Its tuition and fees are $40,962 (2016-17)"

     
  • 4.

    Salve Regina 

    #32 (tie) in Regional Universities North

    US News Says: 

    "Salve Regina University is a private institution that was founded in 1934. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,158, its setting is city, and the campus size is 78 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Salve Regina University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 32. Its tuition and fees are $37,820 (2016-17)."

     
  • 5,

    Roger Williams 

    • #35 (tie) in Regional Universities North
    • #19 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #69 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
    • #283 (tie) in Business Programs

     

    US News Says: 

     

    "Roger Williams University is a private institution that was founded in 1956. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,555, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 140 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Roger Williams University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 35. Its tuition and fees are $32,100 (2016-17)."

     
  • 6.

    Johnson & Wales 

    #67 (tie) in Regional Universities North

     

    US News Says: 

    "Johnson & Wales University is a private institution that was founded in 1914. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,768, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 126 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Johnson & Wales University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 67. Its tuition and fees are $30,746 (2016-17)."

     
  • 7.

    Rhode Island College 

    • #137 (tie) in Regional Universities North
    • #47 (tie) in Top Public Schools

     

    US News Says: 

    "Rhode Island College is a public institution that was founded in 1854. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,446, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 180 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rhode Island College's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 137. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,206 (2016-17); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,867 (2016-17)."

     

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