Grace Ranked Among Top Midwestern Colleges

Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., has again been named one of the “Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest” according to U.S. News and World Report. Grace ranked 35th out of the schools listed.

Colleges are ranked according to several criteria, including academic reputation, retention rates, graduation rates, faculty, admissions practices, financial resources, and alumni contributions.

For the past several years, the Princeton Review has also recognized Grace as one of the Midwest’s best colleges, citing academic excellence as well as high ratings in student opinion surveys.

“We’re excited to be acknowledged once again by U.S. News and World Report,” said Dr. Bill Katip, provost of Grace College. “The students, faculty, and staff at Grace College know what a fantastic school we have, and it’s gratifying to see that presented nationally, as well.”

Highlights of the college rankings will be published in the September issue of U.S. News and World Report, available on newsstands August 31. The 2011 Best Colleges guidebook will be on newsstands August 24.

Though Grace is a four-year liberal arts college, it now offers academically aggressive students an accelerated 3-year degree option that can reduce the cost of a college education by 50%, saving a year of tuition, room and board, and earning an extra year of income by graduating early. At the same time, a new curricular model provides more time for contextual experiences and applied learning, such as internships, study abroad, student teaching, research fellowships, and student leadership positions. These changes will help students engage more deeply and actively in their education. Students may choose to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in three years, a bachelor’s and master’s in four, or a bachelor’s in four.

Grace College is an evangelical Christian four-year liberal arts college that applies Biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service in each field of study.

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