• Wednesday, 11 December 2019

College Choice Releases 2017 Rankings of the Best Colleges in Three Northeastern States

EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 31, 2017 : College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published rankings of the 4 Best Colleges in Delaware, the 15 Best Colleges in Maine, and the 8 Best Colleges in Rhode Island.

Steeped in history, with long and illustrious traditions of higher education, America's east coast can boast a seemingly limitless array of high-quality colleges and institutions. Even in small states, prospective students can pick from small liberal arts schools, large research universities, and medium-sized private and public colleges.

"College Choice has been ranking the best colleges in every state, in order to help local residents—or prospective residents—figure out what their options are in higher education," Alyssa Koh, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Big national rankings tend to obscure smaller gems, and those gems show up in these three northeastern college rankings in a big way."

College Choice developed its lists by looking at traditional metrics of institutional excellence such as student-to-faculty ratio, incoming student test scores, and regional accreditation according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report. College Choice also incorporated data on return on investment, or the difference between tuition costs and expected early career salary, found on Payscale.

The ranking for the 4 Best Colleges in Delaware is listed in alphabetical order below:

Delaware State University
University of Delaware
Wesley College
Wilmington University

The ranking for the 15 Best Colleges in Maine finds Colby College in the top spot. Bowdoin College is in second, and Bates College rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Bates College
Bowdoin College
Colby College
Husson University
Maine Maritime Academy
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Thomas College
Unity College
University of Maine
University of Maine at Augusta
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Fort Kent
University of Maine at Presque Isle
University of New England
University of Southern Maine

The ranking for the 8 Best Colleges in Rhode Island finds Brown University in the top spot. Providence College is in second, and Bryant University rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Brown University
Bryant University
Johnson & Wales University-Providence
Providence College
Rhode Island College
Roger Williams University
Salve Regina University
University of Rhode Island

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.


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