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Oklahoma State University is named among nation’s top public colleges

Thu, March 03, 2016
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Oklahoma State University has qualified for an elite list of America's 100 best public colleges and universities, ranking 92 out of 477 four-year public institutions across the country, according to a national report released Tuesday by Business First.

The ranking is based on a 20-part formula that pinpoints the public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students, based on factors such as academic excellence, prestige, affordability, diversity and economic strength.

It gives the highest marks to schools with selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, generous resources, affordable tuitions and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.

The specific sources of data used by First Business to calculate OSU’s ranking of 92, included the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, and recent rankings issued by Forbes, Kiplinger’s and U.S. News and World Report.

Business First is a Buffalo-based publication owned by one of the nation’s largest publishers of local business news, American City Business Journals Inc.