IU Bloomington, IUPUI and Kelley School of Business move up in new U.S. News rankings

  • Sept. 9, 2014


INDIANAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- This year's U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges edition noted continued rankings improvement at Indiana University core campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis and its Kelley School of Business.

IU Bloomington moved into U.S. News' list of top 30 public national universities and was ranked 11th in the guide's list of best national universities for veterans. The campus was 76th in the broader list of "best national universities."

“These rankings reflect what we at Indiana University know well: This campus is a place for advanced scholarly learning both at home and abroad, through our many national and international study and service opportunities,” said IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel. “I am especially pleased to see the recognition of our excellent student veteran programs, and I am delighted that the Kelley School of Business has gained an even stronger foothold in the top 10 best undergraduate business programs.”

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis continues to be seen by U.S. News as an "Up-and-Comer," ranking seventh based on comments from university presidents, provosts and admissions deans, and also as evidenced by its leap into the top 200 national universities, to 194th.

Two student-focused initiatives at IUPUI -- its learning communities and service learning programs -- also were recognized. This is the 13th consecutive year that U.S. News has highlighted the IUPUI campus for offering programs that help ensure a positive collegiate experience for new freshmen and undergraduates.

"IUPUI’s inclusion among Best Universities underscores our commitment to student success, academic quality and increasing the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded,” Chancellor Charles R. Bantz said. “The recognition by presidents, provosts and deans of admissions of our 'Up-and-Coming' status for the fifth time confirms IUPUI as an innovative national leader committed to practices for student success.”

Both IU Bloomington and IUPUI were recognized for their efforts to help veterans and active-duty service members apply for, pay for and complete their degrees. IU Bloomington was ranked 11th and IUPUI was 69th among national universities in U.S. News' "Best Colleges for Veterans."

Kelley ranked eighth among "best undergraduate business programs"

The Kelley School of Business moved up two positions to eighth in U.S. News' rankings of best undergraduate business programs, after entering the top 10 a year ago.

Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management, said the move upward is especially significant because the business school ranking is based solely on a peer assessment survey.

“It’s wonderful that other business school administrators are recognizing the positive impact the Kelley School is making in business education,” Kesner said. “We have a lot of positive momentum happening at Kelley, and we are continually developing innovative programs that position our graduates as outstanding contributors with the skills and talent needed to lead their organizations.”

Kelley continues to rank second among Big Ten institutions and is sixth among those at public universities. Two specialties were ranked in the top five. Its entrepreneurship specialty was No. 1 among public schools and third overall, and its marketing specialty ranked third among public schools and fourth overall. Other business specialty programs are expected to be ranked when U.S. News releases more information Sept. 9.

Highlights of the America's Best Colleges rankings were published online Sept. 9 and will appear in its Best Colleges 2015 Guidebook.

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