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Trinity Moves Up Again in Ranking of America's Best Colleges

America's Best CollegesU.S.News & World Report ranked Trinity Christian College as one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest in the latest release of “America's Best Colleges” for 2009.

Trinity was ranked No. 27 among Midwest baccalaureate colleges that offer a wide range of degree programs in the liberal arts and in professional fields such as business, nursing, and education.

The College ranked 28th for 2008 and has risen 11 places since 2006.

“We often look to the work of our students, faculty, and graduates as a measure of quality and can cite numerous examples of which we are proud,” said Provost Liz Rudenga, Trinity’s chief academic officer. “U.S. News provides another indication of quality, which gives us pause to recognize the excellent education at Trinity.”

The U.S. News rankings are based on several criteria, including peer assessment, student retention, faculty/student ratio, class size, graduation rate, and average alumni giving.

Trinity also ranked 10th in the area of Racial Diversity: Baccalaureate Colleges (Midwest). This ranking speaks to the College’s continued commitment to develop a multi-racial, multi-national, and multi-denominational student body.

“The Office of Ethnic Diversity is pleased that Trinity has been rated well among this group of schools,” said Dr. Nelvia Brady, professor of business and director of ethnic diversity. “The entire college should be applauded for its work in improving our student demographic profile.”  

To determine this ranking, U.S. News factors in the total proportion of minority students (leaving out international students) and the overall mix of groups. The data are drawn from the 2006-2007 student body.

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