NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST COLLEGES
Trinity found itself in good
company once again when U.S. News & World Report ranked the College
among America's Best Colleges for the 2004-05 academic year. The national
magazine placed Trinity in the top tier of Midwest comprehensive colleges
that offer bachelor's degrees in liberal arts and professional fields,
such as business, nursing, and education.
"We are thankful that they
have recognized us as a leading institution of higher education," President
Steven Timmermans said. "Although our inclusion in their rankings brings
greater visibility to the College and our mission, we will continue to
remain attentive to the standards and goals we have set for ourselves."
U.S. News & World Report
measured academic quality by considering peer assessment, student retention,
faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation
rate, and alumni giving. The College also earned accolades for being one
of the leaders in campus diversity within the region.
"This announcement acknowledges
the tremendous work we're accomplishing here at the College," said Provost
Liz Rudenga. "The momentum we've established in recent years is seen in
top-notch instruction and our commitment to excellence, which have propelled
us to great heights. People are becoming more aware of the quality education
that Trinity offers, and we want to continue developing programs that will
produce students of high caliber and character."