Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Look out, Gophers!

President Loftin boasts about how we did in the 2011 US News rankings:
Texas A&M fared well in rankings released this week. U.S. News & World Report (http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/) placed us second nationally among public universities (and the only public university in Texas) in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, behind only the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Overall, we remained tied at 22nd among national public universities. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (http://whatwilltheylearn.com/) again gave Texas A&M the top grade of “A” for our focus on core course requirements, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked Texas A&M 95th in its annual list of the world’s 100 best universities (http://www.arwu.org/ARWU2010.jsp).
The President didn't point out how we did in the actual National Universities rankings:
Vision 2020 Abbreviation2011 Ranking
Minnesota 64
Texas A&M 63
Purdue 56
Ohio St. 56
Florida 53
Penn St. 47
Illinois 47
Wisconsin 45
Texas 45
UC Davis 39
UC San Diego 35
Georgia Tech 35
North Carolina30
Michigan 29
UC Berkeley 22

We may remain tied for 22nd among public schools, but we've crept up to 63 in 2011, while we were only at 61 in 2010. Among the Vision 2020 schools, we're achingly close to passing Minnesota. C'mon Ags! We can do it!

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