UMFK named to top North Region Colleges U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 rankings
FORT KENT, Maine — The University of Maine at Fort Kent has been named among the top tier of all north region colleges for the seventh consecutive year, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2018 rankings.
The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings put UMFK in the top tier, ranked 31st. That ranks UMFK 15th among public colleges in the North and follows seventh consecutive year as a top-15 public institution. UMFK first achieved top-tier college status in U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 rankings. UMFK is also ranked as #5 among the Regional Colleges in the North with the most international students.
“These rankings are represent the dedication of UMFK staff and faculty to the overall educational experience,” according to UMFK President John Short. “We are more committed than ever to affordability and student success in an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion and lifelong learners,” he added. “This US news ranking demonstrates that we are being successful in moving toward that goal.”
U.S. News and World Report bases the U.S. ranking on key measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality. The indices include peer assessment; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving.
The U.S. News rating system rests on two pillars. The formula relies on quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and, are based on U.S. News’ researched view of what matters in education.
The North region includes the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.
For prospective students and their families, the 2018 U.S. News rankings provide an excellent starting point to help identify colleges and universities that are right for them, because they offer the opportunity to judge the relative quality of institutions based on widely-accepted indicators of excellence.