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North Central College jumps two spots in annual ‘Best Colleges’ in Midwest ranking


Congratulations to Naperville’s college! North Central College is now ranked No. 17 out of 166 schools in 2022-2023 U.S. World Report “Best Colleges” in the Midwest. (PN File Photo)

Dr. Donna Carroll, Interim President

North Central College has been named among America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report for the 28th consecutive year. The College jumped two spots from last year’s rankings to No. 17 out of 166 schools in the Best Regional Universities Midwest category.

The College repeated its top 10 ranking on the Most Innovative Schools list, coming in at No. 9 in the Midwest region, and was recognized as a top performer in three other categories, including Best Value Schools (No. 34), Best Colleges for Veterans (No. 21), and Top Performers on Social Mobility (No. 61).

“At a time when students are looking for clear measures of quality and reputation, I am pleased to see North Central’s consistently strong rankings,” said Interim President Dr. Donna Carroll. “These rankings not only underscore the value proposition of North Central College; they also emphasize our entrepreneurial spirit, which positions the College as a leader among our peers.”

The annual U.S. News Best Colleges rankings are widely recognized as a marker of excellence in higher education and are based on a diverse set of ranking factors, including: outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence and alumni giving. Each ranking factor is calculated using thoroughly vetted academic data from surveys and reliable third-party sources.

To view North Central College’s 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report ranking, go here.

North Central College since 1861

North Central College provides students with the confidence, instruction and direction they need to exceed their personal best inside and outside of the classroom and throughout their careers.

Founded in 1861, and located just 28 miles west of Chicago in the Historic District of Naperville, Ill.—named among the nation’s “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine—North Central is home to 2,800 students and offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 60 additional undergraduate minors and concentrations, and 13 graduate degree programs.

Visit northcentralcollege.edu to discover why U.S. News & World Report has named North Central a “Best in the Midwest” school for 28 years in a row, and to learn more about the College’s state-of-the-art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business.

Report submitted by Kelly Murphy, Director of Communications & PR, North Central College. (PN File Photos)

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