Adrian College Announces Rankings in 2023-24 U.S News & World Report


Adrian, MI – Adrian College is ranked No. 2 in the Most Innovative Schools and Best Colleges for Veterans categories for Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023-2024 rankings and is also listed No. 3 in Undergraduate Teaching.

U.S. News & World Report also ranked Adrian College No. 23 in First-Year Experience. Adrian College placed 29th in U.S. News & World Report’s best “Regional Colleges, Midwest” category, making this the 10th-consecutive year the institution has been featured by the media company.

“We have spent a great deal of time recently developing our reserve officers training core (ROTC) program on campus and, of course, we always do what we can to help veterans to enroll, so it is very gratifying to be recognized as a best college for veterans this year,” said Frank Hribar, Adrian College Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs. “It is also exciting that Adrian College has continued to maintain its ranking as a most innovative school and has moved up to number three in the Midwest for undergraduate teaching.”

The Most Innovative Schools designation recognizes colleges and universities that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, students, campus life, technology, or facilities.

U.S. News publishes the Best Colleges rankings each year to provide prospective students and their families with helpful data and information on factors such as graduation rates, social mobility, and graduate indebtedness.

“These rankings reflect our ongoing efforts to provide an exceptional college experience, and they serve as motivation to continue striving for excellence in all aspects of our institution,” said Adrian College President Jeffrey Docking. “We remain committed to our mission of empowering our students to excel academically, personally, and professionally and will continue to work tirelessly to create an inclusive, innovative, and supportive community for all.”

Adrian College is a traditional four-year residential institution offering a focused undergraduate education and traditional two-year Master’s programs as well as advanced 3+2 Master’s programs. The college currently offers 71 undergraduate programs, 13 graduate programs, six pre-professional programs, and 62 minors and certificates, with a 1-to-15 faculty to student ratio. Adrian College has 50 sports teams and has 10 institutes dedicated to a diverse and personalized approach to education. Adrian College features state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and an innovative approach to the academic and personal growth of its students.

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and their communities. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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