OF NEW JERSEY
Office of Public Relations
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Stockton Scores Impressive Gain in “America’s Best Colleges” Rankings
Moves Up to Third
Tier Nationally Among Liberal Arts Colleges
For Immediate Release
Monday, August 22, 2005
GALLOWAY TWP., NJ – The Richard Stockton
College of New Jersey stepped up
in its overall national rankings in the U.S. News and World Report “America’s
Best Colleges” issue released today.
The College, ranked among the Top Five public liberal arts
colleges in the nation for two of the last three years, improved its overall
ranking in the private-school dominated list from the fourth tier nationally,
to the third. First tier schools are listed by rank, up to 110, with third and
fourth tier schools listed alphabetically.
“It is a fine accomplishment to advance to a new plateau in
the U.S. News rankings,” President
Herman J. Saatkamp said, “particularly considering the vast majority of the
institutions with which we compete are private, with established histories and
considerable endowments. Stockton,
established by state legislation in 1969, is one of New
Jersey’s youngest institutions of higher education.
Saatkamp said he was pleased to have Stockton’s
excellence recognized in a national context. “People have come to rely on surveys such as U.S. News’ for an assessment of what
different colleges have to offer. It is satisfying that a public institution
offering Stockton’s access and affordability
receives appropriate recognition. We
should be mentioned in the company of the elite liberal arts institutions –
public and private – nationwide.”
This year, the only other public liberal arts colleges in
the third tier are the University of Minnesota,
Morris, and the University of North
Stockton remains among only six
public liberal arts colleges listed in the top three tiers in the nation.
is an elite liberal arts college with a national reputation, and its improved
U.S. News ranking adds to that status.
In recent years. The U.S. News rankings issue has become
one of the most eagerly anticipated publications of the year in higher
education circles. It has become known
as a well-respected consumer-guide for parents and prospective college
Stockton, a 7,000 student public liberal arts college is
part of the New Jersey higher
education system and is nestled in a unique Pine Barrens
setting just 10 miles from the beaches of Atlantic City
and the other Southern New Jersey seashore resorts.