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Olivet College is once again ranked as one of the “Best Colleges” in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report. In its 2016 edition of America’s “Best Colleges,” Olivet ranks No. 52 in the “Best Regional Colleges – Midwest” category. This is the fifth consecutive year that Olivet has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the best of its peer institutions.

“We’re pleased that U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best College’ rankings once again affirm what our students and alumni have long known – that Olivet College provides an exceptional educational opportunity based on the entire student experience,” said President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. “As we continue our commitment to each student’s personal, academic and career success, I am confident we will remain one of the top choices in the nation for students who want an engaging, interpersonal college experience.”

U.S. News & World Report is frequently cited as the nation’s premier college ranking publication. The rankings, which group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, are one of the most comprehensive research tools for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.

The 2015 edition of Best Colleges includes data on nearly 1,800 schools nationwide to help students and parents evaluate their options. Eligible schools are ranked on up to 16 measures of academic excellence. Outcome-related measures, such as graduation and retention rates, account for 30 percent of the rankings and are the most heavily weighted factors in the methodology.

To review the complete methodology, visit www.usnews.com/collegemeth.

The rankings will be published in the 2016 edition of the “Best Colleges” guidebook, as well as U.S. News & World Report. They are also available online at www.usnews.com/colleges.