William Jewell College Ranking Profile

William Jewell College is a top private liberal arts college located north of Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The Department of Music has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1978. The Department of Nursing received full accreditation from CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education).

Ranking Profile:

- The 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges” ranked William Jewell College 127th among the country's top 252 national liberal arts colleges.

- The College is listed in the first tier among the nation's top 190 liberal arts colleges in the 2011 edition of U.S. News “America's Best Colleges”. It is rated 131st among colleges that focus almost exclusively on undergraduate education and that award at least 50 percent of their degrees in the arts and sciences.

- William Jewell College has been named one of the nation's 373 best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review 2011 edition of its annual “best colleges” guide. Only about 15% of the country's 2,500 four-year colleges are included in the annual guidebook, which features profiles on the schools and student survey-based rankings in various categories. Student survey-based rankings placed the College at 12th among the top 20 colleges nationwide for town-gown relations, a category measuring the quality of an institution's relationship with the community in which it is located.

- The College has been named to Forbes magazine's annual list of “America's Best Colleges”. William Jewell was ranked 157th out of 610 institutions.

- It has been named among the nation's top 50 liberal arts colleges for future earning potential of its graduates by the Payscale employee compensation database.

-The 2005 edition of The Princeton Review's annual guidebook “The Best 357 Colleges” has ranked William Jewell College at No. 1 in its “Best Bargains” category among the nation's private colleges.

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