NWU named a top regional university

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U.S. News & World Report named Nebraska Wesleyan University a top regional university. 

NWU is ranked 22 among all colleges and universities named to the Best Regional Universities, Midwest category in the annual college rankings, which were released in late September. NWU is the highest ranked Nebraska college or university in the category. 

U.S. News & World Report ranks universities on a variety of indicators including student outcomes such as rates of graduation and retention, assessment by academic peers, faculty resources, overall financial resources, ACT/SAT scores, high school class standing, and alumni giving.

In late fall, Money Magazine ranked Nebraska Wesleyan as the top private institution in Nebraska. 

Washington Monthly ranked Nebraska Wesleyan as a best Master’s University. To make the ranking, universities must award master’s degrees but few or no doctoral degrees. NWU was ranked 99 of 671 schools and the best university in Nebraska. Washington Monthly ranks four-year schools based upon their contributions to social mobility, research and providing opportunities for public service.

The Princeton Review named Nebraska Wesleyan University to its list of Best Colleges in the Midwestern region. This list included colleges in 12 states including Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.