Goshen College remains in top 10 Midwest colleges in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Goshen College has again been ranked among the top 10 in the U.S. News & World Report list of the “Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest,” according to their annual rankings released Monday.

Factors taken into account, in which Goshen College scored highly, include high graduation rate, small class sizes, low student debt, alumni giving rate and first-year student academic profile.

Earlier this month, Goshen College ranked seventh on the list of “Top 100 National Bachelor’s Colleges” by Washington Monthly magazine, which considers civic engagement, research and social mobility in their annual rankings. The ranking places Goshen College as the top bachelor’s college in Indiana.

On the U.S. News & World Report ranking, Goshen College also ranked sixth on the list of “Best Value Schools” among Midwest regional colleges, and is the top college on that list from Indiana. GC is ranked highly in this group for the least amount of debt for graduates.

Also in the list of the top ten schools with the best undergraduate teaching, Goshen is fifth among the colleges and universities in the Midwest cited most often by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans who were asked to identify schools with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Additionally, in the Midwest, Goshen College ranked 15th for freshman retention rate, 16th for campus ethnic diversity, and 27th for social mobility, a measurement of how well schools graduate students who receive federal Pell Grants, which are typically awarded to students whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually.

Regional colleges are defined as colleges that focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines.

U.S. News & World Report groups colleges into categories based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the most widely accepted classification system in U.S. higher education. In February 2016, Carnegie released official updates and, as a result, for the 2017 Best Colleges about 12 percent of ranked schools have moved into different categories, including Goshen College. The print edition of the “Best Colleges 2022” guidebook will be in bookstores in October.

Goshen College’s rankings among Midwest Regional Colleges:

#8 Overall

#5 “Best Undergraduate Teaching”

#6 “Best Value Schools”

#27 “Top Performers for Social Mobility”

“Best Undergraduate Nursing” list

Goshen College’s rankings among all colleges & universities nationwide:

#55 “Most Students Studying Abroad


See the full U.S. News & World Report rankings at www.usnews.com/colleges.

See a full list of Goshen College rankings at goshen.edu/rankings.