Iowa Wesleyan University a ‘Best Regional College’
Mount Pleasant, IA – September 12, 2022 —Iowa Wesleyan University is proud to be listed as a top institution in the Midwest according to the 2022 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Rankings, released today.
In addition to its overall ranking, Iowa Wesleyan ranked #4 among Regional Midwest Colleges and #1 in Iowa for Ethnic Diversity. Students with diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds make up more than 50% of IW’s enrollment.
Iowa Wesleyan was also ranked #1 for all Regional Midwest Colleges for the number of International students, boasting a student body representing over 40 countries. This is the fourth consecutive year IW has led Iowa in this recognition. The global diversity at the university significantly enhances the campus experience for students.
The University is also being recognized for its commitment to access for all through its ranking of economic diversity.
“Although rankings are only one of the many measures of performance, we are proud to be recognized for our continued commitment to our student’s overall success and the campus experience we have created,” said IW President Christine Plunkett. “We continue to be a place of opportunity and growth for students from diverse backgrounds. Ranking from U.S. News is a recognition of the hard work of the faculty and staff, who believe deeply in our mission, even in the most difficult periods.”
The rankings are based on key measures of quality such as academic reputation, graduation and retention rates; faculty resources (including class size, the percentage of faculty with the highest academic degree, student-faculty ratio); student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving. For more information about the rankings, visit https://www.usnews.com/b