CRETE, Nebraska – Doane University was ranked 394th nationally in the recent Wall Street Journal/Times College Ranking. Doane was second among Nebraska schools behind only Creighton University (133) and was one of only four Nebraska schools ranked in the top 500 (Nebraska Wesleyan at 441 and University of Nebraska-Lincoln at 469).
This distinction adds to the recognition Doane has received from national publications this fall having been recently named a “Top National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News and World Report, a “Best Midwestern School” by Princeton Review, on the “America’s Best Colleges” list by Forbes and ranked by Washington Monthly as a top National Liberal Arts University.
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking is a pioneering ranking of US colleges and universities that puts student success and learning — based on 100,000 current student voices — at its heart.
The ranking includes clear performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter the most to students and their families when making one of the most important decisions of their lives – who to trust with their education: Does the college have sufficient resources to teach me properly? Will I be engaged, and challenged by my teacher and classmates? Does the college have a good academic reputation? What type of campus community is there? How likely am I to graduate, pay off my loans and get a good job?
The ranking includes the results of the THE US Student Survey, which examines a range of key issues including students’ engagement with their studies, their interaction with their teachers and their satisfaction with their experience.
The rankings adopt a balanced scorecard approach, with 15 individual performance indicators combining to create an overall score that reflects the broad strength of the institution.