GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A guide book for prospective college students ranks Calvin College number one in the region.
The school was ranked number one overall among Midwest regional colleges in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Guidebook. They are the only Michigan higher education institution to earn this rank in this category.
The guidebook helps students evaluate colleges based on 15 different factors. They include first-year retention rates, graduation rates and faculty strength.
Calvin College also received number one rankings in two subcategories. They are "A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching" and "Best Colleges for Veterans." Calvin College is certified for the GI Bill, with more than 20 students using the bill in the 2015-2016 academic year. The school also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
"Calvin's mission, rather than rankings, anchors us in our educational vision, but independent validation from U.S. News encourages us to believe that faithful work will be recognized by others," said Michael K. Le Roy, Calvin College president in a release.
You can learn more about Calvin College and the programs they offer by visiting their website calvin.edu.
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