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St. Mary’s College Continues to Rank High in National College Guides

St. Mary’s recognized by U.S. News & World Report, the U.S. Department of Education and The Princeton Review
September 10, 2013
Press Release #13-101

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U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized St. Mary’s College of Maryland as a top liberal arts college. In the publication’s “Best Colleges” 2014 edition, St. Mary’s is ranked one of the top five public liberal arts colleges in the nation, and is one of only two non-military institutions in the top five.

St. Mary’s was also recognized in The Chronicle of Higher Education as having the third highest graduation rate of all small public colleges in the nation, according to U.S. Department of Education data.

In other recent rankings:

St. Mary’s is included in the 2013 “Fiske Guide to Colleges” based on the college’s excellence in a broad range of topics of interest to students and their families. Among categories, Fiske scored St. Mary’s four out of five stars for academics and quality of life.

The Princeton Review recently recognized St. Mary’s in its 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges” as one of the nation’s “Best Value Public Colleges,” as well as a “Best Northeastern College.” St. Mary’s is also ranked among America’s top colleges by Forbes (2013), and has been named a 2013-14 public college of distinction by the Colleges of Distinction publication.

“At St. Mary’s we are committed to academic excellence, and this commitment continues to reflect not only through our rankings each year but also through the success of our graduates,” said St. Mary’s College President Ian Newbould. “We are proud to be recognized for our rigorous academic standards and to offer a premier education within an affordable public system.” 

College guide rankings are based on several key measures of quality that include undergraduate academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, and student selectivity.