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U.S. News ranks CSC in top 10 among public colleges

September 15, 2011

U.S. News and World Report’s annual guide to colleges and universities has named Chadron State College the sixth best public institution in its 12-state list of Midwest Regional Colleges.

Dr. Janie Park, CSC president, said she is pleased with the institution’s high ranking, albeit not surprised.

She said CSC’s excellent programs and costs, which are among the most competitive in the nation, provide an extremely outstanding value, especially when comparing the institution to the private colleges and universities sharing space on the list.

“I’ll put an education at Chadron State College against institutions throughout the nation,” Park said. “This recognition confirms what we’ve always known -- That we have great programs and great people.”

CSC ranked 66th among the 319 colleges in the region after being scored in 11 categories.

The report defines “regional colleges” as those focusing on undergraduate education and offering a range of degree programs in the liberal arts -- which account for fewer than half of their bachelor's degrees -- and in professional fields such as business, nursing and education.

CSC offers undergraduate programs in 65 majors or endorsements, numerous professional studies options and four master’s degrees. Many of its degrees and courses are available entirely online.

—Justin Haag, CSC Information Services

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