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Delta State places in four categories, including Top Public School, in U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best College Ranking

CLEVELAND, Miss.—Delta State University recently placed in four categories, including Top Public Schools, in the 2022 Best College Ranking released by the U.S. News and World Report.

U.S. News and World Report publishes news, opinion, consumer advice and rankings. It serves as an essential source of college information, particularly to prospective applicants. This year marks its 37th report of best colleges and universities, and this year’s list ranked 1,466 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions.

Delta State ranked No. 35 in the Top Public Schools category. A total of 64 public schools nationwide, from small liberal arts colleges to large research institutions, were rated in this category.

Delta State also ranked No. 49 in Top Performers on Social Mobility. The social mobility rating analyzes the graduation and success rate of students who are on Pell Grants.

To add to the list of accolades, Delta State ranked No. 74 in Best Regional Universities in the South. The Regional Universities category is split into four categories—North, South, East and West, with the South category ranking a total of 138 schools.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs rankings are determined by the average of scores received from surveys of top academics and officials at nursing schools or departments. Delta State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program tied for No. 492 out 694 programs rated nationwide using a standalone peer assessment survey.

U.S. News uses multiple dimensions to rate academic quality at each college and universities. The dimensions fall into nine broad categories: graduation and retention, graduation rate performance, graduate indebtedness, social mobility, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence, and alumni giving.

To read more about the methodology, or to view Delta State’s full rankings, click HERE.