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Kentucky colleges and universities ranked nationally in 2016 Best Colleges

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2015) — Many Kentucky universities and college appear in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges list.

The rankings includes data on nearly 1,800 colleges and universities, looks at the strength of the academic programs at undergraduate institutions, with eligible schools ranked on up to 16 measures of academic excellence.

newsSchools were ranked by: National Universities, which emphasize research and offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs; National Liberal Arts Colleges, which focus on undergraduate education and award at least 50 percent of their degrees in fields such as economics, English or sociology; Regional Colleges, schools that grant fewer than half of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines; and Regional Universitiesschools that offer many bachelor’s, some master’s and few doctoral programs.

Among National Universities, the University of Kentucky was ranked 129 and the University of Louisville 168.

For National Liberal Arts Colleges, Centre College was ranked 45, Berea College 67, Transylvania University 82 and Georgetown College 154.

For Regional Colleges (South) Asbury University was ranked No. 3, followed by Kentucky Wesleyan College (27), Alice Lloyd College (30), Brescia University (50), Midway College (54) and Kentucky Christian University (58).

For Regional Universities (South) Bellarmine University  was No. 13, followed by Murray State University (28), Western Kentucky University (31), Thomas More College (53), Morehead State University (61), Eastern Kentucky University (76), Northern Kentucky University (80), Union College (83), Campbellsville University (84) and the University of the Cumberlands (87).