The ranking places UM as the highest-ranked university in Mississippi.
Pepperdine remains in the top 50 for "Best Value Schools" and "Most Innovative Schools", ranking 46 and 50, respectively.
Ole Miss ranked No. 77 among public universities in the 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges released today (Sept. 14).
Washington University in St. Louis was Missouri's highest-rated university, nabbing the No. 16 spot for national universities, tied with Rice University in Houston. This puts NU one spot above Duke University and one below the University of Pennsylvania.
The University saw an improvement in its peer assessment score from 3.7 to 3.8 (the highest peer assessment ever attained), and in its graduation and retention rank from 23 to 21, but continued to be negatively affected by the 2019 change in methodology that rewards state universities with a high volume of Pell Grant-eligible students. 9 spot with Northwestern and Cal Tech in the National Universities category, a broad assessment of more than 400 USA colleges and universities for 2021.
The top schools in the overall ranking for 2020 include Princeton University at No. 1, Harvard University at No. 2, Columbia University at No. 3 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University both tied for fourth to round out the top five. The University was ranked first in the "Senior Capstone" category, which considers the culminating academic projects or theses that undergraduates undertake.
Washburn University in Topeka and Wichita State University ranked between 298th and 389th among national universities, the report said. U.S. News gathers data from and about each school in up to 15 areas related to academic excellence. Their academic quality was assessed using 17 indicators. In the Top Performers on Social Mobility list, which ranks schools by "enrollment and graduation of large proportions of disadvantaged students", UB moved up four spots and is ranked No. 62.
"It all comes down to this: Think beyond yourselves - consider the impact of your behavior on others and the Mizzou community", Stackman said in an email sent to students and staff.
The most recent week of data from the county showed a positivity rate of 24.1%. She has an MSt from the University of Cambridge and lives in Kansas City.