WWU among top-ranked universities in West

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 10, 2013 

Red Square at WWU

Western Washington University students walking to class in Red Square on Feb. 20, 2013.

MATT MCDONALD — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD Buy Photo

BELLINGHAM - Western Washington University rose in ranks among the top public master's-granting universities in the West and Pacific Northwest in the 2014 college rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

Western moved up to second place among public master's-granting universities in the West, a 15-state region stretching from Texas to the Pacific. Last year it ranked third in the same category.

The school also rose from 27th place last year to 22nd among top public and private schools in the West, making it the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest. There are separate rankings for national, doctoral-granting or research universities.

Rankings are based on a variety of criteria, including academic reputation, selection and retention of students, student-to-faculty ratios, peer assessments and financial resources.

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