U.S. News & World Report Ranks Springfield College in America's BestOctober 7, 2005
U.S. News & World Report
Springfield College in Top Tier in
New 2006 America’s Best Colleges Issue
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 7, 2005 – For the second consecutive year, Springfield College is ranked in the top tier in its category in the America’s Best Colleges issue of U.S. News & World Report.
According to Springfield College President Richard B. Flynn, “We are very pleased that the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings again recognize the excellence of Springfield College. The America’s Best Colleges issue is a good starting point for students who are searching for the right college for them ..."
"... For more than a century, Springfield College has been the right choice for students seeking a holistic education of spirit, mind and body and who aspire to become leaders in fields of service to other people. We’re committed to continuing that excellence.”
Springfield College is ranked in top tier in the Best Universities – Master’s – North Region category of the 2006 edition of America’s Best Colleges, which includes 165 institutions in 11 northeastern states and the District of Columbia (Washington, DC). All offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, and some offer a few doctoral programs.
Springfield College offers 50 undergraduate and 14 graduate major areas of study in the allied health sciences, human and social services, sports and movement activities, and the arts and sciences. Its doctoral programs are in physical education and physical therapy.
U.S. News & World Report annually ranks all accredited colleges and universities in the nation by 15 indicators of academic excellence, giving its greatest weight to the opinions of college leaders in positions to judge other schools’ academic excellence.
Other key measures include: student retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, and other factors. Springfield College has a student to faculty ratio of 13 to one, and a freshman retention rate of 84 percent, which were high marks in the rankings.
Springfield College was founded in 1885 to educate YMCA leaders and has expanded its programs and developed an international reputation for educating leaders for the allied health sciences, human and social services, sports and movement activities, and the arts and sciences.
The unique humanics philosophy guides all aspects of campus life: education of the spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.
Springfield College is world renowned as the birthplace of basketball, a game created by Professor James Naismith in 1891, and as the alma mater of William G. Morgan, inventor of the game of volleyball.
It continues to be a premiere educator of YMCA leaders at its main campus in Springfield, Mass. and at its satellite campuses in:
Boston, MA; Inglewood/Los Angeles & San Diego, CA; Wilmington, DE; Tampa, FL; Manchester, NH; Charleston, SC; St. Johnsbury, VA; and Milwaukee, WI.