Centre named “hidden gem” among national colleges for second year
Noted for its academic rigor and student success, Centre College once again earned a top national ranking that not only names the College as the best in Kentucky but among the 49 “stand out” institutions across the U.S.
For the second year in a row, the college matching platform College Raptor, Inc. named Centre the top “hidden gem” college or university in the Commonwealth. This follows on the heels of other recent national accolades, including College Raptor ranking Centre #4 in the nation on their “Smartest Choice” list, Forbes naming the College #1 in Kentucky and Payscale.com identifying Centre #1 in Kentucky for alumni earners, among others.
College Raptor defines the hidden gems on their list as high-caliber colleges and universities that receive fewer than 5,000 applicants per year but have a total enrollment greater than 1,000.
The top hidden gem in each state was determined by analyzing colleges based on enrollment and application data submitted to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
Each institution also received an “Overall Ranking” of quality based on academic and outcome data, including graduation rate, selectivity, student-to-faculty ratio and other factors.
May 12, 2016