US News & World Report Best College 2018For the second year in a row, McPherson College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report on the 2018 “Best Colleges” list for Regional Colleges Midwest. McPherson College is the top ranked KCAC college on the list.

“It is an honor to be included as a Best College on such a well-respected list,” President Michael Schneider said. “It’s further proof that McPherson College is being recognized for the work being done by our faculty and staff to ensure a quality education and excellent student experience. I couldn’t be more proud of our campus community.”

The U.S. News & World Report has been ranking colleges for 33 years. The rankings are based on several key measures, each weighted as a percentage of the total score. Graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence by peers and high school counselors, the quality of faculty resources (such as class size and student-faculty ratio), and student selectivity account for more than three-fourths of the ranking.

The remaining approximate one-fourth of the ranking is determined by a college’s actual graduation rate compared to expected rate, the rate and amount of alumni giving, and the financial resources at the institution’s disposal.

McPherson College recently announced that it was also ranked on the 2017 “Best Colleges for the Money” by Money Magazine, and for the third year in a row has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education on its 2017 list of “Great Colleges to Work For.”