U.S. News & World Report ranks Jewell No. 6 Best College and No. 9 Best Teaching School in Midwest


William Jewell College was named a U.S. News and World Report Best College in the 2022-2023 rankings, moving up two spots from last year to No. 6 among regional colleges and universities in the 12-state Best Midwest Colleges category. Jewell was the highest ranked college of any category in the Kansas City area.

Jewell tied for No. 9 in the Midwest for Best Undergraduate Teaching, a category highlighting schools that emphasize high-quality instruction to undergraduates based on peer assessment by Midwest Best Colleges administrators.

Among the Best Value Schools in the Midwest regional category, Jewell ranked No. 22. Best Value Schools are determined by a college’s academic quality alongside the net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.

U.S. News & World Report has been ranking colleges and universities since 1983. The latest edition assesses 1,500 four-year colleges and universities on 17 measures of academic quality and ranks them within categories. Jewell is in the Midwest Regional Colleges category, comprised of colleges in 12 states. Colleges are rated by metrics with the most weight placed on outcomes, including not only the ability of a college to retain and graduate its students from different socioeconomic backgrounds but also their graduates' average indebtedness. U.S.  News also collected data points on class size, academic reputation, investments in instruction and student services, graduation and retention rates, selectivity for admission, financial resources per student, social mobility, student excellence, alumni giving rate and graduate indebtedness, among others.

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