Adrian College Ranked as a “Top College” in the Midwest By US News & World Report

This is the seventh consecutive year the College has been selected.

ADRIAN, Mich. - Adrian College has once again been recognized among the Best Colleges in the Midwest according to U.S. News and World Report. In its 2015 edition of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News has selected Adrian College as a “Regional Top College in the Midwest.” The College is listed 22nd in the Midwest region in its Best Regional Colleges section, the fourth consecutive time the College has held this distinction. Ranking information can be found at

“The momentum and continuous improvements inside and outside the classroom at Adrian College continue to receive national attention,” said Dr. Jeffrey R. Docking, president. “We are proud of our continued recognition as one of the top colleges in the Midwest. With over $60 million in new facilities and 40 percent growth in the size of our faculty, we continue to find innovative ways to serve our students.”

The College was also ranked 8th in the report’s Best Colleges for Veterans. This category recognizes Adrian’s participation in federal programs that aid veterans and active-duty service members to apply for, pay for and complete their degrees.

This is the seventh consecutive year the College has been featured by U.S. News and World Report. In its 2009 edition of America’s “Best Colleges” and again in 2010, Adrian College received top billing as the “#1 Up-and-Coming School in the Midwest.” Last year, the College also received accolades as a ‘Best Value School.’

The College also received recent praise when The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized it as one of the ‘Top 20 Fastest-Growing Baccalaureate Colleges’.

“Adrian College continues to experience monumental growth in academic programs and facilities with exceptionally qualified students and an experienced faculty who are among the top in their fields,” Docking stated. “Throughout the past eight years, Adrian College has become a national highlight of small private colleges with its doubled enrollment and high retention rate.”