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Canisius College climbed to the 23rd spot in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings for America’s Best Colleges, Regional Universities – North. The college was recognized for its first-year student retention rate, its average graduation rate, small class sizes and student-faculty ratio (11:1). U.S. News separately ranks comprehensive colleges and universities by region of the country. There are 137 schools in the Regional Universities – North category.

Canisius moved up four spots from its U.S. News ranking of 27th in 2015. The college’s 2016 U.S. News ranking was 34th   – an aberration due to incorrect data, which reported Canisius’ first-year retention rate was 68 percent rather than the actual 86 percent.

“I am gratified to see Canisius College recognized as one of the best regional universities in the North,” says Canisius President John J. Hurley.  “This is a reflection of the tremendous efforts of our faculty and staff to provide a first-class education and experience for our students, and the numerous initiatives we have undertaken in the past few years to improve the college.”

In addition to Canisius’ notable climb among top tier regional schools, the college is in the top 10 named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Great Schools, Great Prices ranking.  Canisius’ strong support of veterans also earned the college recognition from U.S. News & World Report. The 2017 rankings place Canisius 12th among 52 regional universities in the North on the publication’s list of Best Colleges for Veterans.

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Submitted by: College Communications