Trinity Christian College has been ranked 21st among Regional Colleges—Midwest by U.S.News & World Report in “America’s Best Colleges” for 2013. A total of 370 colleges are ranked in the entire Regional category.
The College stands among other institutions in the Regional Colleges category that offer a wide range of degree programs in the liberal arts and in fields such as business, education, graphic design, and nursing.
The U.S. News rankings are based on several criteria, including peer assessment, graduation and freshmen retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.
“As we welcomed students to campus a few weeks ago, qualities that can’t necessarily be ‘ranked’ but are an integral part of our standing were evident,” said Provost Liz Rudenga, Ph.D., “as professors warmly greeted students; upper-class students helped new students move into the residence halls; students, mentors, and professors engaged in conversation during First Year Forum; athletes eagerly began practices and games; and students were excited to be in labs and classrooms.”
Campus Ethnic Diversity: Regional Colleges—Midwest ranking
Trinity also ranked 11th in the area of Campus Ethnic Diversity: Regional Colleges—Midwest. This ranking speaks to the College’s continued commitment to develop a multi-racial, multi-national, and multi-denominational student body. To determine this ranking, U.S. News factors in the total proportion of minority students (leaving out international students) and the overall mix of groups.