Education - Page 8 - High marks for local colleges and universities

Education
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High marks for local colleges and universities
There are many factors that may influence a student’s decision on where to attend college – proximity to home, major, student life, classroomsize, study abroad opportunities, private or public, cost and more. Some students – and their parents and high school counselors – also rely on various college rankings from leading higher education publications. It’s important to vet these rankings, of course, as some have come under scrutiny in years past; however, a ranking by the website Niche.com says that its 2020 Best Colleges list is “based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni,” according to its website.

The latest ranking has Johns University as the No. 1 best college in Maryland, followed by University of Maryland, College Park, Loyola University Maryland, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In addition to achieving top status in the state, Johns Hopkins also fared well nationally as the No. 2 best college for nursing in America, No. 2 best college for public health inAmerica and No. 25 top private university in America. UMBC was ranked nationally as No. 4 school for information technology, while University of Maryland, College Park was hailed as the No. 12 school nationally for criminal justice.

For more information and complete rankings, visit www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges /s/maryland.