Springfield College has advanced into the Top 20 in its category in the 2020 US News Best Colleges rankings, released today. In the “Best Regional Universities – North” region, Springfield College is ranked 19th.
This year’s position continues to represent a consistent rise in the rankings for Springfield College over the last 10 years. The College’s overall US News Best Colleges score has increased each year since the 2011 rankings. Also, Springfield College has moved up in the US News Best Colleges rankings in nine of the last 10 years, including jumping up nine spots from last year (2019 rankings). The College has moved up 48 spots from its ranking in 2011.
“Our extraordinary rise in the rankings is confirmation of the commitment of our faculty and staff to cultivating academic excellence at Springfield College,” said Dr. Mary-Beth A. Cooper, the President of Springfield College since 2013. “A Springfield College education, grounded in the Humanics philosophy, continues to be well regarded.”
The College’s constant ranking in the top tier in its category is spurred by improved graduation rates and improved retention of first-year students. The ratings are based on such variables as peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, student selectivity, class size, alumni giving, and student-faculty ratio.
Springfield College welcomes more than 1,200 new incoming students to its campus community for the 2019-20 academic year. For the second time in three years, Springfield College welcomed more than 600 incoming undergraduate students to the main campus when classes began in early September.
Springfield College also ranked a top college for best value
Springfield College was also ranked 15th in its category of the U.S.News & World Report’s Best Value rankings that showcase colleges with high quality and a lower cost, up four spots from last year. This is the fourth consecutive year that Springfield College has been listed in the Best Values category. The Best Values category takes into account a college's academic quality and net cost of attendance. According to U.S.News, the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the value.
Springfield College was also ranked once again in US News’ A+ Schools for B Students category. According to US News, colleges in this category have strong ratings and accept a significant number of students with nonstratospheric transcripts.
Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.