Jamestown College named to ‘Best in the Midwest’

Jamestown College has once again been ranked as a “Best in the Midwest” college by The Princeton Review in its annual review of colleges and universities. The New York City-based education services company selected the College as one of 153 institutions it recommends in its website feature “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

“We are pleased to be recognized by the Princeton Review as a ‘Best in the Midwest’ college,” says Tena Lawrence, Dean of Enrollment Management. “It brings national attention to the quality of our programs and the high level of student satisfaction. Because we educate our students through our unique Journey to Success approach, they are more prepared to enter the workforce or graduate school.  This approach is key to the level of satisfaction we are experiencing from our students and their families, and it also shows in our average 99 percent placement rate for recent graduates.”

This is the ninth year of rankings by Princeton Review, and Jamestown College has made the list each year. The rankings are based on academic excellence within the region and the results of student surveys.

Detailed information about the Journey to Success or academic programs at Jamestown College can be found at www.jc.edu or by contacting the Office of Admissions at 1-800-336-2554.

The colleges named “regional best(s)” represent only about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges. The Princeton Review survey for this project asks students to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher, says “We’re pleased to recommend Jamestown College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their degree. We chose it and the other institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project.”

Established in 1883, Jamestown College is a private, liberal arts four-year college granting bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of science in nursing degrees as well as master’s degrees in education. Jamestown College offers more than 40 areas of study. With the Jamestown College Journey to Success, emphasis is placed not only on preparing students academically in their chosen areas of study, but also on preparing students through an experience that is student-centered and integrates the liberal arts with sound professional programs. The Journey includes a four-year graduation guarantee and a guaranteed internship.

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