August 09, 2013 12:00AM
Pittsburg State University’s academic strength, affordability, small size and “big-time feel” are all factors that help make it one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company this week included PSU in its "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list.
"We're pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher. “We chose these as our 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisers whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."
Bill Ivy, associate vice president for enrollment management and student success, said PSU’s inclusion on the review’s “Best-in-the-Midwest” list reflects a great deal of hard work by dedicated faculty and staff.
“Our faculty and staff remain singularly focused on providing students an outstanding academic experience in an exciting and supportive campus atmosphere,” Ivy said.
The Review’s Midwest region includes the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Nationally, the universities chosen for the Review’s regional-best lists constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges and universities.
The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. The Princeton Review is a privately held company and is not affiliated with Princeton University.