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U.S. News Ranks Tippie among Best Public Business Schools

The Henry B. Tippie College of Business is ranked 17th among publics in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of the "The Top 30 Public National Universities," tying with four other public universities: Arizona State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia. Tippie was ranked 22nd in 2011. Among all public and private universities, Tippie is newly ranked 28th, after ranking 34th last year.

In addition, under a section titled "A Focus on Student Success," U.S. News includes the UI as one of 17 colleges, listed alphabetically, that "make writing a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum."

Also, a section titled "A+ Schools for B Students" lists the UI as one of a number of schools  "where nonsuperstars have a decent shot at being accepted and thriving—where spirit and hard work could make all the difference in admissions offices."

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on reputational data obtained from questionnaires filled out by administrators at more than 1,500 universities and colleges and from objective data submitted to a national data archive. The collected data are scored on up to 16 indicators of academic quality in the following categories: undergraduate academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving.

The U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges 2012" rankings are scheduled for online release at beginning today. The 2012 Best Colleges guidebook will be on newsstands Tuesday, Sept. 20.

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