Goshen College excels in 2009 ‘U.S. News & World Report’ rankings; listed as 149th best liberal arts college and one of top study abroad programs

In a report eagerly anticipated by incoming college students and their parents, Goshen College placed high in the third tier of Best Liberal Arts Colleges for the eighth straight year in the “U.S. News & World Report” 2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Goshen was ranked 149th out of 265 of the country’s top liberal arts colleges.

Forbes ranks Goshen College 159th best college in the nation

In its first ratings of America’s Best Colleges, Forbes.com ranked Goshen College 159th out of all U.S. colleges and universities, based on the quality of education provided, how much students achieve and several other key factors. Sixteen Indiana schools made the list, with Goshen placing seventh among them– ahead of such universities as Taylor, Butler, Ball State and Purdue.

Goshen College professors of nursing and biology retire after 67 years


Their educations began in the same place and their careers ended in the same place. Coincidentally, Goshen College Professor of Nursing Evelyn Driver and Professor of Biology Stan Grove went to the same elementary school, graduated the same year from Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Va., and then both retired this year from 67 years combined of teaching at Goshen College. In the intervening years, their careers have been focused in different directions: one on the world of nursing and the other on the biological world.