2018 U.S. News & World Report, Best Regional Universities, North

2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs in Grad Education

The University of New England is honored to be included among the “Best Regional Universities, North” by U.S. News & World Report again in 2018. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings condense a great deal of information about the quality of the education at each school they evaluate, making it easier for students to compare the academic quality of schools. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings are based on collected data from more than 1,800 colleges and include such factors as SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rates, number of faculty, student-faculty ratios, and graduation and retention rates. A full write-up on their methodology can be found on the U.S. News & World Report website. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings complement other national accolades The Princeton Review: 381 Best Colleges Money Magazine: Best Colleges 2016-2017 Forbes: America’s 2016 Top Colleges Affordable Colleges Online: High ROI Colleges 50 Most Affordable Master’s Degree Programs: Best Masters Programs More can be found on… Read More >

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Princeton Review Ranks UNE as a Top College - Again!

The Princeton Review: The 382 Best Colleges

For the third consecutive year, UNE has been included in ‘The Princeton Review – The Best 382 Colleges’ guide. This highly-selective publication includes only the top 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. It’s quite an honor to be included in this elite ranking of the nation’s very best colleges and universities. At UNE, we take great pride in the quality education we provide to our students, and this ranking from the Princeton Review is confirmation to us that we’re on the right track. Students are loving life at UNE – and it’s encouraging to see that our extensive efforts to provide a superior student-centered experience are paying off. Click here to view UNE’s 2017-2018 Princeton Review ranking. UNE was selected for the Best 382 Colleges guide based on its high-quality academic offerings, optimal locations in Maine and Morocco, competitive cost, and size. UNE’s profile in the guide details its admission requirements and academic offerings while providing… Read More >

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Princeton Review Ranks UNE as a Top College

Princeton Review 381 Best Colleges 25th

For the second consecutive year, UNE has been included in The Princeton Review Best 381 Colleges guide. This highly-selective publication includes only the top 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. It’s quite an honor to be included in this elite ranking of the nation’s very best colleges and universities. At UNE, we take great pride in the quality education we provide to our students, and this great ranking from the Princeton Review is confirmation to us that we’re on the right track. Students are loving life at UNE – and it’s encouraging to see that our extensive efforts to provide a superior student-centered experience are paying off. Click here to view UNE’s 2016-2017 Princeton Review ranking. UNE was selected for the Best 381 Colleges guide based on its high-quality academic offerings, optimal locations in Maine and Morocco, competitive cost, and size. UNE’s profile in the guide details its admission requirements and academic offerings while providing other… Read More >

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UNE earns MONEY’s Best Colleges for 2016-2017

MONEY Best Colleges 2016-2017 recognition

Choosing a college is one of the most important financial decisions families face. College represents a large up-front expense, but where you go to college can also significantly affect your salary for years to come. MONEY’s annual college rankings examine dozens of data points to measure the costs and payoffs of thousands of schools. Here at UNE, we are proud to be included among an elite number of U.S. colleges and universities that deliver the most value. Choosing a college MONEY’s 2016-2017 Best Colleges list represents a mix of colleges and universities across several diverse categories: public, private, large, small, well-known and little-known. The 705 colleges that made MONEY’s list were singled out from among the approximately 2,000 four-year colleges in the United States. Each and every college and university on the list provides an above-average value for students. Click here for MONEY’s Best Colleges, a full list of 2016-2017 highest-ranked colleges. MONEY’s Best Colleges – methodology overview Have a… Read More >

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UNE makes Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2016

The University of New England has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges for 2016, a list that Forbes says is “The 600+ schools well worth the investment.” Forbes bases their list of the top schools on each school’s output, or in other words, what students are getting out of their college education in terms of earning power, student satisfaction, and level of success after graduation. The Forbes ranking is different from others in that they are not all that interested in what gets a student into college, such as high school class rank and SAT scores. Forbes’ sights are set directly on return on investment (ROI): what the students themselves are getting out of college. To prepare its list, Forbes again partnered with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. They gathered data from five general categories: Student satisfaction Post-graduate success Student debt Graduation rate Academic success Click here for Forbes’ full methodology. There are about 4,500… Read More >

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U.S. News & World Report Recognition for Online Graduate Education

U.S. News & World Report Online Programs Grad Education 2017

UNE Online is thrilled to share that we’ve been named one of the top 100 Online Programs in Graduate Education by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017 Rankings. The Online Graduate Education Programs at the University of New England are dedicated to advancing and developing reflective and resourceful teachers and school leaders who are competent, caring and qualified. Recognized as one of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report, UNE’s online graduate degrees in Education provide students with the knowledge and skills to become leaders and shape the future of education.   U.S. News & World Report calculated their rankings based on the following five categories: Student Engagement – weighted 35% Quality online graduate education programs grant aspiring teachers and educational administrators opportunities to readily interact with their instructors and classmates. In turn, instructors are not only accessible and responsive, but they are also tasked with helping to create an experience rewarding enough that students stay… Read More >

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UNE recognized for Best Online Graduate Programs

Best Online Masters Programs 2015

The University of New England has been recognized as one of the best online graduate schools by OnlineMastersPrograms.org for Best Online Master’s Programs in 2015. UNE achieved top rankings for both the Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work programs. The Best Online Graduate Programs ranking is valuable because it assists potential post-secondary online students in finding what they need to identify a reputable master’s program, succeed in the program, and land a career that makes the most of their higher education. Evaluated among thousands of online education programs, UNE’s online MPH and online MSW programs were reviewed based on a range of competency areas that include: Dedication to online education Investment in academic support services Rigor of graduate-level studies Investment in career support services “We are very proud to receive this recognition for programs within our online college,” says Martha Wilson, Ph.D., Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Studies & Associate Provost for Online Worldwide Learning. “It is a testament not only to… Read More >

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UNE named to '50 Most Affordable Online Master's Degree' list

50 Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees for 2015

UNE’s Online College of Graduate and Professional Studies continues to shine with its latest appearance on a list of the 50 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master’s Degrees, released by Best Masters Programs. Best Masters Programs is an online guide offering reviews and rankings of top online master’s degree programs. According to Best Masters Programs, the universities and colleges in this list were determined by comparing tuition costs for schools that meet these criteria: Offer at least five online Master’s degree programs Offer Master’s degree programs that can be completed 100% online Have regional accreditation, the highest level of accreditation Out of the 50 schools that made the list, UNE represented the State of Maine at number 40. Among other sources, Best Masters Programs uses data and information from the highly respected National Center for Education Statistics’ IPEDS database, which is considered the primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States…. Read More >

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UNE named to Forbes' list of America's Top Colleges for 2014

Forbes Magazine Top Colleges 2014

The University of New England has been named to Forbes‘ list of America’s Top Colleges for 2014, a list that Forbes says is based on “output” and “return on investment.” Forbes‘ acknowledgment of the value of a University of New England degree follows similar recognition by Affordable Colleges Online, a website reporting on higher education affordability, which recently ranked UNE second in student return on investment (ROI) among 43 public and private colleges and universities in Maine. Forbes explains that “what sets our calculation of 650 colleges and universities apart from other rankings is our firm belief in “output” over “input.” We’re not all that interested in what gets a student into college, like our peers who focus heavily on selectivity metrics such as high school class rank and SAT scores. Our sights are set directly on ROI: What are students getting out of college.” To prepare its list, Forbes partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) which gathered… Read More >

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UNE named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 "America's Best Colleges"

U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Universities North 2015

The University of New England is included among the “Best Universities” in the North that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “America’s Best Colleges” listing. UNE rose 15 spots in the top tier of this category, and is now ranked higher than it has ever been previously. “UNE continues to focus on delivering quality education together with unique experiences that provide meaningful and proven value to our students,” said UNE President Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D. “We are pleased that U.S. News & World Report recognizes that, and our 2015 Best Colleges listing reflects UNE’s commitment to delivering an outstanding return on investment.” A recent survey of the UNE Class of 2013 six months after graduation confirmed that 89 percent of UNE graduate respondents were either employed in their field or had been accepted into graduate school; another six percent were awaiting graduate school admission. U.S. News ranking complements other… Read More >

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'Affordable Colleges Online' ranks UNE for student ROI

Affordable Colleges Online High ROI

University of New England graduates enjoy one of the greatest lifetime returns on investment in Maine, according to Affordable Colleges Online, a website reporting on higher education affordability. The website ranked UNE second in student ROI (return on investment) among 43 public and private colleges and universities in Maine, including four-year, degree-granting, fully accredited non-profit institutions. Return on investment: ROI According to investopedia.com, ROI is “A performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. To calculate ROI, the benefit (return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment; the result is expressed as a percentage or a ratio.” Essentially, ROI looks at the ability of a college graduate to secure a decent salary after graduation. Net tuition prices and graduates’ average starting salaries and ROI calculation were key factors in the rankings.  The ROI ranking utilized 30-year salary data from PayScale.com’s 2013 College Earnings Report. The rankings… Read More >

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