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Butler University tied for best Midwest college

Posted: 1:46 PM, Sep 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-11 17:46:44Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler University was tied for No. 1 in a recent listing of top Midwest universities. 

Butler tied with Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. for the No. 1 listing at USNews.com. 

Butler had been ranked No. 2 for eight years, according to the university. 

“Butler is an innovative leader in education,” Butler President James Danko said in a release. “This prestigious ranking affirms that Butler is creating learning experiences for students that support their success and well-being—both during their undergraduate experience and throughout their lives.”

The study evaluated the following factors:

  • Graduation and retention (22 percent)
  • Faculty resources (20 percent)
  • Expert opinion (20 percent)
  • Financial resources (10 percent)
  • Student excellence (10 percent)
  • Graduation rate performance (8 percent)
  • Social mobility (5 percent)
  • Alumni giving (5 percent)

Check out the full study here. 

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