We have had two key national rankings published in September that we have reported on in other sections of this website. I am proud of how outstanding Keuka College continues to perform on these rankings.
Let me say that most college and university presidents do not support the idea of national rankings. Our objections are based upon some fundamental disagreements with assessment methodologies, criteria, data generation, etc.
However, our college continues to finish in the top 1/10 to 1/3 of the various categories of schools we are compared against. So, regardless of how you feel about these ratings, we are doing well.
What I especially like are a few key indicators. US News and World Report continues to rate us extremely high in the comparison of level of academic excellence versus the cost to attend, and notes that our students graduate with one of the least amounts of debt within our comparison schools in the Northern Region of the US. These are statistics that parents and students like to see, and which demonstrate that our faculty and staff do great things with small amounts of resources. I applaud all of our faculty and staff for their hard work.!!!
More recently the prestigious Washington Monthly magazine rated us in the top 10% of the nation’s baccalaureate colleges, based upon a different set of criteria than those used by US News and World Report. What I especially like about this ranking is that they grade us especially high for graduating much higher than predicted numbers of students, based upon incoming SAT scores and Pell grant percentages. They also rate us #5 in the entire country (within this category of m0re than 300 schools) on community service participation of our students.
So-I say kudos to our faculty and staff for supporting and assisting our students to graduate, and kudos to our students for supporting our community!