Trinity Ranked as a Top College by U.S.News & World Report

US News - Best MidwestTrinity Christian College has been ranked No. 20 among Regional Colleges—Midwest (formerly the Baccalaureate Colleges—Midwest category) by U.S.News & World Report in “America’s Best Colleges” for 2011.

The College’s ranking rose eight places from last year’s ranking of 28. Colleges in the Regional category offer a wide range of degree programs in the liberal arts and in professional fields such as business, nursing, and education.

The U.S.News rankings are based on several criteria, including peer assessment, student retention, faculty/student ratio, class size, graduation rate, and average alumni giving.

Trinity regularly receives comments from students and alumni that attest to the quality of the programs and the value of a Trinity liberal arts education.

“Recently a graduate visited campus to update former professors about his first job and to thank them for the rigorous feedback he received on his writing and speaking,” said Provost Liz Rudenga. “What a joy to listen to his story. The report from U.S.News confirms Trinity’s quality teaching and learning environment, one that paves the way for future graduates to return with similar stories.”

Trinity also ranked 13th in the area of Racial Diversity: Regional Colleges—Midwest. This ranking speaks to the College’s continued commitment to develop a multi-racial, multi-national, and multi-denominational student body. To determine this ranking, U.S.News factors in the total proportion of minority students (not including international students) and the overall mix of groups.