College Continues to Climb in National College Rankings
Campus News

Franklin College announced it continues to climb in the college and university rankings game, based on the recently released 2019 U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings Report

“Since 2017, the college has competed in The National Liberal Arts Colleges category, an important step for the college in positioning it with critical competitors,” said Franklin College President Thomas J. Minar, Ph.D.  “Last year, the college made an extraordinary increase of 16 spots in its ranking, and this year we’ve advanced another four spots. This is worthy of celebration.”

“I am thrilled that Franklin College continues to be recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation,” said Franklin College Provost, Lori Schroeder, Ph.D.  “The consistent improvement in our ranking each year is reflective of the innovative, forward-thinking transformation taking place in our curriculum’s unique blending of liberal arts and career-focused education.”

U.S. News and World Report describes the schools in The National Liberal Arts Colleges category as those that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study.  The rankings also considered factors such as freshman retention rates, acceptance rates and faculty-to-student ratios.

To view the full and complete 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings Report, go to  The college also announced several other ranking and rating schemes they recently ranked well in, including the following:


Washington Monthly:

  • Liberal Arts Colleges: ranked 101st out of 228
  • Best Bang for the Buck – Midwest: ranked 157th out of 385


  • Best Value Colleges in Indiana: ranked 13th out of 34 

College Factual:

  • Best Colleges for the Money – nationwide: ranked 143rd out of 1,510
  • Best Colleges – Indiana: ranked 19th out of 43


  • Franklin College was the second biggest mover on the list of the 727 colleges and universities included, jumping 145 spots.


For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.


POSTED Sep 24, 2018