HELENA, MT – For the sixth straight year, Carroll College is the top rated Regional College in the West according to U.S. News & World Report. Carroll earned a perfect score of 100 with the 2017 rankings providing data on over 1,600 schools.
"With academic excellence at the forefront, our principle focus at Carroll College is to nurture the intellectual curiosity and overall development of our students. Being recognized for the sixth year in a row as being a leader amongst our peers is icing on the cake," said Carroll College President Dr. Tom Evans. "We are exceptionally proud of the students we educate. Their success is a direct testament to the commitment and energy our faculty and staff display every day. They empower our Saints to go on to do great things both in graduate school and in the workforce," added Evans.
In addition to the #1 ranking for Best Regional College in the West, Carroll was selected #2 for Best Value College in the West. For the second year in a row, Carroll College received a #1 ranking as Best Regional College in the West for Veterans. Carroll also retained the top standing for Regional Colleges in the West in the Freshman Retention Rate category, with an 82% retention rate.
The “Best Colleges” rankings, released annually by U.S. News & World Report, provide one of the most comprehensive and reputable assessments of over 1,600 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of 15 indicators of excellence. Among the quality factors measured in the rankings are assessment of excellence from academic peers, how well schools retain and graduate students, the quality of and investment in faculty, admissions selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. View the methodology.