Millikin University recognized in new ranking based on Student Success

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DECATUR – The Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education (THE) has recognized Millikin University in a new ranking of U.S. colleges and universities released last week.

This new ranking is a pioneering ranking of the nation’s colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart. The ranking is drawn from 15 performance indicators across four categories that have been selected in order to answer the questions that matter the most when choosing a university.

Millikin ranked 392 out of 1061 institutions internationally and 97 out of 275 nationally.

Provost Dr. Jeff Aper says the ranking reflects the depth and global scope of the work the Times Higher Education Supplement has been known for over decades.

Millikin University is recognized in these rankings most notably for student engagement, and since these data are based on a survey of our students we known that this is more than just a new version of the ‘reputation and resources’ measure of institutional quality,” Dr. Aper adds.

The data comes from 100,000 current U.S. students and 10,000 scholars in 133 countries, along with public data on areas including completion rates, graduate employment and loan repayments.

The overall methodology of the rankings explores four key areas: Resources, Engagement, Outcomes and Environment.

Dr. Aper says Millikin received strong marks on interaction with faculty, collaborative learning, connection and reflection regarding learning goals, application of learning, critical thinking and meaningful intellectual challenges.

More information about the ranking methodology can be found here.

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