UCA advances in U.S. News college rankings

The University of Central Arkansas moved up two places from its ranking last year in U.S. News and World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” edition.

According to the new rankings released today, UCA is ranked number 54 among the “Top Schools” for Master’s degrees in the South, which places it in the top tier of schools. Last year, UCA was ranked number 56 in the category.

The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including freshman retention rate, class size, the percentage of full-time faculty, and acceptance rate. More information is available at http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/.