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U.S. News & World Report now ranks ONU second in Midwest regional colleges

Ohio Northern University has jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges Midwest list for 2024. According to the publication, “These colleges focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines.” A total of 370 schools were ranked in the Best Regional Colleges Midwest category.

The report overview reads, “Ohio Northern University is a private institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,569 (fall 2022), and the campus size is 342 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ohio Northern University's ranking in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges Midwest, #2. Its tuition and fees are $37,600.”

The university’s acceptance rate is listed as 54%.

ONU  also ranks highly in other key categories, including third in regional Best Value Schools, No. 12 in electrical/electronic/communications, and No. 23 nationally for undergraduate engineering programs (no doctorate). 

U.S. News & World Report uses a 100-point system that takes into account benchmarks such as graduate indebtedness, student-faculty ratio, standardized tests, and retention rates.