Fontbonne University is once again ranked in the top tier of "Universities-Master's" institutions in the 20th annual U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best College" survey.
"This recognition makes us extremely proud. Fontbonne's entire community - faculty, staff, alumni, our sponsors, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and our trustees and regents - help shape and move the university forward in a way that meets and exceeds the needs of today's students while staying true to the university's mission," said Dr. Dennis C. Golden, president of Fontbonne University. "This national report is a testament to our continued commitment to providing a values-based education and to the achievements of all constituents at the university."
The magazine rates important areas such as academic reputation, freshman retention, alumni giving, student/faculty class ratios, percentage of full-time faculty, average ACT/SAT scores as well as other key indicators.
"The U.S.News and World Report survey is considered a resource by many families as they choose a college or university," Golden added. "This is another indicator of our academic excellence and the quality of student life on campus."
The "Universities-Master's" category covers institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master's-level programs.