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Chatham jumps seven spots in the US News & World Report rankings

PITTSBURGH: U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s best colleges and universities has placed Chatham University #48 in the “Regional University North” category. This is seven spots higher than the 2013 ranking and the fourth year of improving ranks with Chatham having jumped 19 spots over the past four years. The new ranking makes Chatham the second-highest ranked institution in western Pennsylvania in the “Regional University North” category.

In the U.S. News national rankings, Chatham is recognized for its Accelerated Graduate Program where students can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years, and for its strong graduate programs in the health sciences.

In addition to the U.S. News & World Report ranking, Chatham has also been recently recognized for its leadership and commitment to sustainability. Chatham was the only North American institution honored with the 2013 Excellence in Integration award by ISCN (International Sustainable Campus Network) in Singapore. Chatham has been named to the Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll, received a 2013 Second Nature Climate Award and was named to The Sierra Club’s Top 25 “Cool Schools.”

This year, U.S. News made changes to the Best Colleges ranking methodology to reflect the current state of college admissions and place more emphasis on student outcomes.

The college ranking categories are based upon the 2010 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifications. The Carnegie classification system has been used by U.S. News since the first Best Colleges rankings in 1983, because they are the basis for classifying schools by most higher education researchers.

About Chatham University
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a long history of commitment to the environment and today is a recognized leader in the field of sustainability. Chatham has twice been named to The Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll, has been honored by the US EPA, was named to Sierra magazines list of top 25 “cool schools” and is mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Building on these accomplishments, Chatham will open on December 1st, 2013, the world’s first fully sustainable campuses in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, with completion of the first stage of construction on its 20-year master plan. Comprising three colleges and the School of Sustainability, Chatham’s works to prepare its 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students to help create a brighter, healthier tomorrow through the fields of sustainability, healthcare, creative + design arts, business and education.

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