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Ithaca College Once Again Named One of 'Best Colleges' by 'U.S. News'

ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College has once again been ranked among the top colleges and universities of its kind by “U.S. News & World Report.” In its just-released list, IC is in the #11 spot in the North. Additionally, the magazine has ranked Ithaca at #11 in its “great schools, great prices” listing of institutions that offer a quality education at an affordable cost.

This is the 17th straight year that Ithaca College has been named to the top 15 in the annual “Best Colleges” issue. The rankings are based on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

“It is especially gratifying to be identified as a ‘best value’ among our peer institutions,” said Ithaca College president Tom Rochon. “We recognize that many prospective students and their parents use rankings such as this when they are ready to make their college choice. That Ithaca has been consistently named across a wide range of college guidebooks speaks highly of our reputation for providing a quality educational experience.”

“U.S. News & World Report” lists Ithaca College in the “best regional universities” category, which includes institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s degree programs but few, if any, doctoral programs. The 626 institutions in this category are not ranked nationally but rather against their peer group in one of four geographic regions — North, South, Midwest and West.

Ithaca College offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than two dozen master’s degree programs, as well as a doctorate in physical therapy.

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