Ithaca College is ranked #1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching among the 178 institutions of its kind in the North, according to U.S. News & World Report. In its just-released “Best Colleges 2023-2024” issue, the publication also recognized IC for being among the best regional universities, for being innovative, and for providing a great value.
Serving as a guide for prospective students and their families, the U.S. News rankings evaluate 1,500 colleges and universities using as many as 19 statistical measures reflecting academic quality and graduate outcomes. The indicators include input measures, which reflect the quality of students, faculty, and other resources used in education; and outcome measures, such as six-year graduation and first-year student retention rates, graduate indebtedness, and graduation rate performance, which signal how well the institution educates its student body.
The Best Undergraduate Teaching ranking identifies schools whose faculty and administrators are committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner.