September 18, 2017
The University of New England recently received a plethora of accolades as several sets of rankings have been published that demonstrate the university’s value and position as a provider of high quality education . In addition to the announcement in early August that UNE was named one of the Best 382 Colleges by the Princeton Review, recent weeks have brought news of four other favorable rankings by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, MONEY magazine and Moody’s Investors Service.
Rising 15 spots from last year, UNE landed on Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges list for the fifth year in a row. It was also the highest ranked Maine School, rising two spots from last year’s standing, in the U.S. News & World Report list of America’s Best Colleges in the Best Regional Universities category for the North, a distinction that UNE has held continuously for seven years. As it was in 2016, UNE was listed among the year’s Best Colleges by MONEY magazine; and also for the second time, it received a financial ranking of A3 from Moody’s Investors Service.
Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and MONEY based their rankings on a variety of factors, including quality of education; affordability; retention and graduation rates; alumni salary and giving; student satisfaction; and financial resources. The Moody’s ranking focused exclusively on the financial vitality of the institution, noting in its report that the A3 ranking “acknowledges UNE’s niche role as a growing, health sciences focused university with strong management and careful planning.”
UNE President James Herbert, Ph.D., responded to the ratings announcements with pride. “These rankings are a testament to UNE’s dedication to our students. We provide them with a high caliber education, an extremely satisfying college experience and the potential for a remarkable return on investment upon graduation. It is gratifying to see that those attributes of the university are being so widely recognized.”
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