Hardin-Simmons Ranked Among Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report


HSU has again earned a top tier ranking among regional universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges and Universities guide.

The nationally-recognized rankings, made available Tuesday, placed HSU as #35 among the more than 120 best regional universities in the West. HSU ranked #37 last year in the same category.

“We are humbled and gratified to again be considered as one of the best regional universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report,” said HSU President Dr. Lanny Hall. “I believe this ranking reflects our continued commitment to quality, affordable Christian education which strives to prepare students for both their career and life.”

According to the guide, the rankings evaluate colleges and universities based on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence including: peer assessment scores, freshmen retention, graduation rates, class size, student-to-faculty ratio, SAT and ACT entrance scores, acceptance rates, and percentage of freshman from the top 25% of their high school class.

In addition to the designation as a Best Regional University, HSU was also ranked #13 among the Best Colleges for Veterans among the West’s regional universities.

As a part of their rankings, U.S. News and World Reports considered more than 1,600 accredited four-year schools nationwide. HSU’s ranking was considered alongside many other larger schools in the Regional Universities category which includes institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate and master's programs with a few doctoral programs.

For more information and a full list of rankings, please visit www.usnews.com.


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