Once again, the University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the nation’s best colleges.
In its 2017 edition, Business First ranked the University as No. 118 on its list of the 499 best public colleges in America.
The business journal analyzed a range of data for 499 public colleges and universities across the country, using a formula designed to identify schools that offer the best education experiences for students. The ranking gives the highest marks to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, impressive earnings by alumni, generous resources, affordable tuitions and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies and economically robust communities, according to a Business First press release.
Business First is a Buffalo-based publication owned by American City Business Journals Inc. ACBJ, the nation’s largest publisher of local business news and information, is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
UMW ranks seventh among the 15 Virginia institutions included in the rankings. For a complete list of results of Virginia public colleges and universities, visit http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2017/04/04/collegestate47.html.