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Tippie 20th in U.S. News Rankings

The University of Iowa is the 24th best public national university in the country, according to the latest rankings published by the magazine U.S.News & World Report. The ranking places the UI in a tie with Purdue University and the University of Connecticut.

The magazine also ranked undergraduate programs in business. The UI's Henry B. Tippie College of Business is ranked 20th among publics for 2008, tying with two other public universities, Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas A&M. Tippie's ranking was 21st among publics for the previous three years. Among all public and private universities, Tippie is ranked 33rd, up from 35th in 2007 and 2006.

"The Tippie College of Business continues to be highly regarded in a variety of rankings, including U.S.News & World Report's," said Beth Ingram, Tippie's associate dean for undergraduate programs. "We are proud of the contributions made by our students, faculty, and staff that enable us to maintain our reputation of enduring and proven excellence."

The U.S.News & World Report rankings are based on reputational data obtained from questionnaires filled out by administrators at more than 1,400 universities and colleges and from objective data submitted to a national data archive. The collected data are scored on 15 indicators of academic quality in such categories as: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving.

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