Arika Herron | September 23, 2017
Indiana's colleges and universities are spread throughout U.S. News and World Report's latest "Best Colleges" list, released Tuesday.
The annual rankings rely heavily on such factors as student outcomes, financial information and expert opinions to rate the nation's best undergraduate institutions in national and regional categories. The publication also highlights the nation's top liberal arts universities, best value schools and measures specific programs such as undergraduate business schools and engineering programs.
Notre Dame is the best in Indiana
The University of Notre Dame remains the highest ranking institution in the state, tying this year for 18th on the publication's list of "Best National Universities." That rank is down three from the 15th-place spot it shared last year.
The university also appeared 20th on the "Best Value" list and made lists for both "Best Business Program" (11th) and "Best Engineering Program" (40th, where the highest degree attainable is a doctorate).
For the seventh year in a row, the national list is topped by Princeton University. It's followed by Harvard, the University of Chicago, Yale and Columbia to round out the top five colleges and universities in the country.