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CMU near top of Wall Street Journal's college rankings

Jeff Himler
| Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University

Several area institutions of higher learning are among more than 1,000 U.S. universities included in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College 2017 ranking.

Carnegie Mellon University was ranked 16th overall and the University of Pittsburgh's main campus was ranked 57th while Washington and Jefferson College was listed at No. 197, Duquesne University at No. 221 and St. Vincent College at No. 327, based on information from 2016-17.

Seton Hill University also made the list, as did Pitt's Greensburg campus, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and California University of Pennsylvania.

The review assesses universities on 14 performance indicators while taking into account the results of a survey of 100,000 American college students.

IUP ranked in the top 20 percent of all institutions for engagement, which included a measurement of student engagement, student recommendations and opportunities for student involvement. It also ranked highly in the environment category, which measured international students and student and faculty diversity.

The study additionally looked at each university's resources — its capacity to effectively deliver teaching — and its outcomes — including its graduation rate, value added to graduate salaries and its academic reputation.

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