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Montana Tech Ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2011 Edition of Best Colleges


Montana Tech has been ranked as one of the nation’s "Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report. The university is recognized as one of the top tier regional universities in the West for undergraduate academics in "America’s Best Colleges 2011." Tech ranked number 4 among public baccalaureate colleges. The exclusive rankings, which include rankings of more than 1,400 schools nationwide, are available today at www.usnews.com/colleges, and will also be published in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report, on newsstands starting August 31.

Montana Tech was recognized as one of the top public universities in its category: "Best Regional Universities-West Region" for institutions that provide "a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs." The 2011 Best Colleges feature the established rankings of the Best National Universities, Best Regional Colleges, Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, and more.

The 2011 Best Colleges package provides the most thorough examination of how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of up to 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.

"It is an honor to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report," announced Mike Johnson, Vice Chancellor of Development and Student Services and President of the Montana Tech Foundation. "This ranking again confirms the high-quality education offered at Montana Tech. Many prospective students use this tool when considering their college choice."

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