St. Mary’s College of Maryland has ranked among the top 100 public colleges and universities in the country—and second out of 12 Maryland institutions— according to a new statistical analysis by The Business Journals.
The Business Journals analyzed the relative quality of 477 public universities and colleges across the country in six areas: selectivity, prestige, advancement, cost, diversity and community using data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. College rankings recently issued by three national publications (Forbes, Kiplinger’s and U.S. News & World Report) have also been taken into account.
St. Mary’s College was also recently named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the Top Best College Values of 2016. The College ranked among the top 100 on the list of best values in public colleges for both in-state and out-of-state value.
In other recent rankings:
The Princeton Review recently recognized St. Mary’s in the 2016 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges.” St. Mary’s College is ranked fourth for the “most beautiful campus” and fifth for the “happiest students.”
In Washington Monthly’s 2015 college guide and rankings, St. Mary’s is named among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges and among Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” (2015-16).
St. Mary’s is also named one of America’s “Top Colleges” by Forbes (2015), and has been named a 2015 public college of distinction by the Colleges of Distinction publication.
St. Mary’s is also included in the 2016 “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.