Centre named “hidden gem” among national colleges

Posted by Centre News in News, Rankings 01 Jun 2015

Centre College recently landed in the headlines with a top ranking that not only identifies the College as the best in Kentucky but among the 49 “stand out” institutions across the nation noted for academic rigor and student success.

In late May, the college matching platform College Raptor, Inc. named Centre the top “hidden gem” college or university in the Commonwealth. Hidden gems are defined as high-caliber colleges and universities which receive fewer than 5,000 applicants per year but have a total enrollment of 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.

One college was named from each state, with the exception of Alaska, which did not have an institution meeting the criteria for recognition.

by Amy Clark Wise
June 1, 2015