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OSU named a top public school in U.S. News and World Report

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Bishop | Communications Specialist | 405-744-9782 |

Oklahoma State University maintained its strong standing as a top 100 public school in the latest U.S. News and World Report’s Best College Rankings list released this week. 

In the overall category of Best National University, OSU came in tied for 187 out of nearly 400 schools, both public and private. OSU ranked even higher — 96th — as a Top Public School. As a Best Value School, OSU sits at 156th, topping The University of Oklahoma (No. 177) and the University of Texas (No. 186). 

The biggest rise for the university came in the Best Colleges for Veterans category, where OSU moved up 24 spots from 2021. OSU now sits at 121st in that category.

OSU comes in at second in the Big 12 Conference behind Kansas State University in the A-Plus Schools for B Students category. That category is compiled by a number of criteria, including being ranked in the top three-fourths of the overall Best Colleges. Another is having an average first-year retention rate of 75 percent or higher, among other things. In the A Plus Schools for B Students category, OSU ranked 53rd overall.

For undergraduate rankings, OSU’s Spears School of Business tied for 84th in the overall business school rankings and 32nd for its entrepreneurship program.

OSU’s undergraduate engineering program  ranks 96th overall, and the undergraduate computer science program sits tied for 154th.

U.S. News and World Report is the global authority in education rankings. In its 37th year, the rankings evaluate more than 1,400 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.

To see the U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best College rankings, go to

In other rankings news, The Princeton Review lists OSU as one of the best colleges in the western region.

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