For the second consecutive year, Butler University has been ranked as the Most Innovative School among Midwestern Regional Universities, according to the 2017 edition of U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges, released today. This category focuses on innovation in curricula, campus life, technology, and facilities and among faculty and students. Butler was also recognized in the categories of Best Undergraduate Teaching and the Best Colleges for Veterans.
Butler was ranked #2 among Midwest Regional Universities for the seventh consecutive year, but saw its overall score increase from 95 to 98 out of 100. The University also saw an improvement in its peer assessment score.
“This score is especially gratifying because it affirms that our fellow higher-education leaders know that faculty, staff, and students at Butler University are doing great things,” said President James M. Danko.
In other peer-determined “Programs to Look For” categories—First-Year Experience, Internships/Co-Ops, Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects, and Study Abroad—Butler was recognized on national shortlists for excellence. According to U.S. News, Butler and its fellow category honorees provide “outstanding examples of academic programs that are believed to lead to student success.”
“This year’s rankings affirm the outstanding work of Butler’s faculty and staff and their commitment to students,” added Danko. “Butler is providing educational quality and outcomes that empower students to thrive—during their time at Butler and throughout their lives.”