September 27, 2017

Purdue ranked 5th best public university in U.S.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue ranks fifth among public institutions in the United States, based on a survey released Tuesday (Sept. 26) 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 is fifth among public institutions and 43rd overall nationally, according to the rankings. UCLA, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina and University of California, Berkeley, rank ahead of Purdue among public institutions. Purdue also tied with the University of Michigan and William & Mary for the best student-faculty ratio among public universities, with a rate of 12-to-1.

"We’re pleased to again be among the nation’s top institutions based on a methodology that focuses on value and outcomes, the goals we at Purdue believe should be higher education’s central priorities,” Purdue President Mitch Daniels said. "We continue to thank our alumni for their excellence and our faculty for their commitment to provide a high-quality education at the highest proven value."

From The Wall Street Journal (a subscriber web site):

2018 College Rankings

The best public universities

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