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Edgewood College: Named to ‘Best National Universities’ List by U.S. News & World Report

Contact: Ed Taylor, Director of Strategic Communications

Madison, Wisconsin – Edgewood College has been named to the 2017 ‘Best National Universities’ list by U.S. News & World Report. The college rankings were released today.

This announcement is the most recent in a series of national recognitions for Edgewood College. Earlier this summer Edgewood College was named as a “Best in the Midwest” college by The Princeton Review, and was named to MONEY magazine’s “Best Colleges” List for 2017-18.

“We primarily measure our success in how well we prepare our students to build a more just and compassionate world,” President Scott Flanagan said. “It is always gratifying when that work is recognized by national outlets like U.S. News & World Report.”

The U.S. News rankings focus on academic excellence, with schools ranked on up to 15 measures of academic quality. Overall, the rankings emphasize student outcomes – including graduation and retention rates – which carry the most weight at 30 percent. The top National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges had significantly higher graduation and freshman retention rates than other schools.

About Edgewood College: Located in Madison, Wis., Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition. We serve approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students at our Monroe Street and Deming Way campuses, and online. The College offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, and nursing, and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and nursing practice. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Strategic Communications at 608-663-2333. ###

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