UTPB RISES IN US NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKINGS; HAS SOLID POSITION IN WASHINGTON MONTHLY’S LIST
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Last year’s focus on student success has resulted in a higher ranking for The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in this year’s U.S. News & World Report college standings. UTPB is now tied at #84 with three other regional public universities in the west: University of the Southwest, Western Oregon University, and California State University in San Marcos, CA. In addition, UTPB is in the top tier of the reconfigured listings, along with several other UT System schools. According to the magazine, the exclusive rankings list more than 1,400 schools nationwide and will be on newsstands today (August 31).
UTPB has placed solidly in the top third of Washington Monthly’s 2010 master’s university rankings. This publication considers schools offering post-baccalaureate courses according to “their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). UTPB was ranked 168 of 550 universities.
“We are proud that the accomplishments of our students have enabled UTPB to rise in these rankings,” commented President David Watts. “Continuous improvement and a focus on student success are goals for the beginning of this new academic year.”