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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2018

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading our 2018 ranking as the best college in is Benedictine College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Benedictine College 303 801 664
2 Baker University 430 1,078 689
3 McPherson College 629 451 1,005
4 University of Saint Mary 791 285 1,133
5 Sterling College 1,007 132 936
6 Wichita State University 334 1,276 1,106
7 Tabor College 1,065 431 791
8 Kansas Wesleyan University 754 408 1,132
9 MidAmerica Nazarene University 1,117 340 1,071
10 Newman University 975 485 1,492
11 University of Kansas 1,367 1,405 515
12 Manhattan Christian College 1,116 534 1,262
13 Central Christian College of Kansas 1,102 388 1,172
14 Bethany College 1,034 650 1,131
15 Friends University 1,064 407 1,491
16 Bethel College North Newton 1,362 430 790
17 Southwestern College 1,035 1,386 635
18 Emporia State University 1,006 1,294 1,105
19 Ottawa University Ottawa 1,369 304 972
20 Pittsburg State University 1,370 1,295 905
21 Barclay College 1,366 740 1,173
22 Kansas State University 1,368 1,416 665
23 Fort Hays State University 1,365 1,367 1,198
24 Central Baptist Theological Seminary 1,363 1,491 1,748

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.