U.S. News and World Report has ranked Lindenwood University among the top regional universities in the Midwest, which consists of 12 states.
The recently released 2016 rankings placed Lindenwood 108th in the Midwest. According to the U.S. News website, regional universities are defined as offering a full range of undergraduate majors, as well as a selection of master’s degrees and possibly a small number of doctoral degrees. Lindenwood offers more than 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs, including doctoral degrees in education.
The rankings are based on a variety of factors designed to measure the strength of the institutions’ academic programs, according to the site. These include peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, class size, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.
Lindenwood also ranked 82nd in the Midwest region among colleges for veterans.
In January, Lindenwood was ranked 98th in the nation by U.S. News for its online bachelor’s program, marking the second straight year for that distinction. Also for 2015, the university was ranked 123rd in the nation for its online MBA programs and 162nd for its online graduate education programs.