September 28, 2016

WSJ rankings put Purdue among top public institutions

Purdue ranks fourth among public institutions in the United States, based on a new survey announced Wednesday (Sept. 28) by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.

The rankings, according to the Wall Street Journal, focus on performance indicators for student success and learning. Forty percent of the overall score is based on student outcomes, 30 percent from resources, 20 percent from engagement with students and 10 percent from the learning environment. The rankings include a list of more than 1,000 institutions in the United States.

Purdue ties with UC-Berkeley for fourth among public institutions and 37th overall nationally, according to the rankings, which place high importance on student engagement and investment in students and scholarly research. The Wall Street Journal reports that "Purdue was third among public schools in terms of resources, which covers per-student finances, faculty-student ratios and research output by faculty."

"It's not surprising that on a ranking so heavily focused on value, Purdue stands apart," Daniels said.  "It's a tribute to our alumni for their excellence and to our faculty for their commitment to provide a high-quality education at the highest proven value."

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