Endicott Ranked Among the "Best Colleges" for 2014Beverly, MA
— The national publication, U.S. News and World Report's 2014 Best Colleges, has included Endicott in its list of one of the Best Regional Universities. The 621 universities in this category are not ranked nationally but rather against their peer group in one of four geographic regions—North, South, Midwest, and West—because, in general, they tend to draw students most heavily from surrounding states. Endicott is a Tier One institution and ranked 74th in the North. Endicott was also recognized in two additional categories: as one of 37 institutions listed in the North as an A-Plus School for B Students and as one of eight institutions in its category as a 2014 Up-and-Comer.
The 2014 Up-and-Comer category includes colleges and universities that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities as voted on by their peers.
Among the criteria used in ranking colleges and universities are 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among these factors are peer assessment, student selectivity, faculty resources, retention and graduation rates, financial resources, and alumni giving. These criteria take into consideration several factors including acceptance rate, SAT scores, alumni donors, and class sizes.
According to President Richard E. Wylie, "Through the years, Endicott's rankings have continued to climb. We are especially gratified to note the additional rankings as one of the institutions recognized as an A-Plus School for B students and as an Up-and-Comer. These recognitions clearly demonstrate the College's Mission and its unique niche. Our successes and achievements are a direct result of the faculty, staff, and students who find personal and professional pride in what they accomplish."
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Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers doctorate, Master's and Bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,400 undergraduate and more than 2,600 adult and graduate students.