The University of Montana Western moves up in U.S. News Rankings

usnewsThe University of Montana Western climbed up a spot this year and is ranked as the third Top Public Regional Colleges of the West in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best College rankings. 

U.S. News defines public regional colleges according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and states these “public schools run the gamut from small liberal arts colleges to large research institutions.”

Montana Western also secured the 17th ranking for Best Regional Colleges in the West.

According to U.S. News, 64.1 percent of UMW’s classes have less than 20 students. Montana Western’s student-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The average freshmen retention rate, which is U.S. News says determines student satisfaction, is 73.2 percent. 

The Best Colleges 2014 is available for purchase through the U.S. News Store at www.usnews.com/usnews/store/college_compass.