The Wall Street Journal’s fourth annual college rankings are in, and The College of Idaho was the state’s highest-ranked school.
The Caldwell college ranked No. 360 nationally, up from No. 383 a year ago. It’s the third straight year the C of I was Idaho’s highest-ranked college.
“Affirmation of the world-class education provided at The College of Idaho is evidenced by our largest incoming class ever, with the highest academic profile in recent years, a great blend of rural and urban students, more than 80 different countries represented, and about 60 percent of our students coming from right here in Idaho,” C of I co-president Jim Everett said in a news release.
The Wall Street Journal grades schools on four criteria: outcomes, such as graduates’ salary and debt burden, worth 40 percent; resources, representing spending on instruction and student services, worth 30 percent; engagement, such as student-faculty interaction, worth 20 percent; and campus diversity, worth 10 percent.
Idaho’s three public universities did not get a specific ranking. The University of Idaho was ranked between No. 401 and 500, Idaho State University was ranked between No. 501 and 600; and Boise State University was ranked lower than No. 600.
The Wall Street Journal ranked 801 colleges and universities across the country. Harvard University topped the national rankings.