ONU gets high marks in several publications

By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com

ADA — Ohio Northern University is featured in several publications and venues that highlight outstanding colleges and universities.

Ohio Northern is fourth in the Midwest among regional liberal arts colleges in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings. Those colleges and universities focus on the undergraduate experience and offer a broad range of programs in the liberal arts and in professional fields such as business, nursing and education. Last year, ONU was ranked sixth in that listing.

The U.S. News rankings lauded other ONU programs and aspects of the university’s educational experience. The school’s T.J. Smull College of Engineering is ranked 29th nationally among engineering programs that offer a bachelor’s or master’s degree as the highest degree. The college continues to advance among top schools after being ranked 31st last year and 39th the year before. This marks the 10th time in the last 11 years that ONU’s College of Engineering has been ranked as a top-50 program.

ONU is fourth among Midwest regional colleges in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, which considers quality of programs compared to cost to attend the university. The university is also included in the “A+ Schools for B Students,” which focuses on colleges and universities where students who possess spirit and hard work find an environment where they can thrive.

Additionally, ONU is included in Money magazine’s list of best colleges, which combines educational quality, affordability and alumni success in compiling its rankings. Washington Monthly ranked the university sixth on its “Top 150 Baccalaureate Colleges” list.

ONU is also included in the College Choice “Best Colleges in Ohio” rankings which focus on academic reputation, student diversity and return on investment.

The Princeton Review included Ohio Northern among its “Best 382 Colleges” and named it a “Best Regional College” based in part on input of current. Students remarked favorably on ONU’s academic programs as well as the quality and caring of faculty members.

Additionally, the University is listed in “Creative Colleges,” a 2017 guide that selects schools based on the strength of the creative programs offered at each institution.

The University’s success is gauged by the accomplishments of its recent graduates. According to the University’s Office of Polar Careers, 94 percent of students who graduated in 2016 found employment or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. This number is consistent with recent years, with 93 percent of graduates finding work in 2015 and 95 percent of graduates the year before.


By J Swygart


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