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UH moves up one slot in national rankings


UH moved up one spot in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. | Jenae Sitzes/The Cougar

U.S. News released its annual ranking of American universities Tuesday, and as UH continues to work toward becoming a fully Tier One institution, it has moved up one place in the rankings, now sitting at 189.

Other Texas schools also saw little movement on the list. University of Texas at Austin fell one spot to 53, while Texas A&M University rose one to 68, according to the Houston Chronicle. Rice University remains the highest-ranked university in Texas, sitting at 19, which is one spot lower than it ranked last year.

Topping the 30th Anniversary Edition of U.S. News’ reputable list is Princeton University, followed by Harvard University and Yale University.

Colleges are ranked with several factors in mind, including graduation and retention rates. The Department of Education is currently working on a system for evaluating universities that will assign each school a grade rather than a ranking, according to the Chronicle. The federal system will be ready for use by students going into the 2015 school year.

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