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U.S. News ranks City College among Best Regional Universities for 2017

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CCNY is among the top 100 Best Regional Universities in the country, says U.S. News & World Report.

City College remains one of the most ethnically diverse institutions

The City College of New York is among the top 100 Best Regional Universities in the North and a Top Public School in the North, according to U.S. News & World Report 2017 rankings. City College also continues to be one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse institutions, ranked #2 among regional universities in the north.

U.S. News factored in the proportion of minority students based on the 2015-2016 academic year student body to establish the diversity index, excluding international students. With 1.0 as the highest mark, the diversity index for City College is 0.74, making it one of the top schools where students “are most likely to encounter undergraduates from different ethnic groups.”

Overall, CCNY is ranked #26 among 48 Top Public Schools in the North and  #85 among 195 Regional Universities in the North. In the latter category, the college also scored highly in:

  • Least debt—most students are likely to graduate from City College with little to no debt.
  • Retention—the average first-year student retention rate at City College is 86%.
  • Alumni giving—City College has the second highest alumni giving rate at 20%.

U.S. News defines regional universities as those providing a full range of undergraduate majors and master's programs and a few doctoral programs. Regional universities are in four categories—North, South, Midwest, and West—because they generally attract students from the surrounding states.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine, and Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.




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