CollegeNET’s 2016 SMI
Ripon is ranked 153 of of 931 colleges and universities in this unique system that measures the extent to which a college or university educates more economically disadvantaged students at lower tuition, so they can graduate and obtain good paying jobs.
America’s Best Colleges 2016
Ripon is a tier 1 national liberal arts school (No. 116) according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Ripon also made the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list (No. 34).
The Best 380 Colleges
The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of “The Best 380 Colleges” ranks Ripon in the top 20 for “town-gown relations are great” (ranked #14) and “professors get high marks” (ranked #17). Ripon College also was listed on the “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list for the Midwest.
Ripon College ranked 17th among liberal arts colleges in the Midwest based on the economic value students receive per dollar. We leapt up 34 places to 65th among national liberal arts colleges, focusing on contributions to the public good.
Top 10 WI Best Value Colleges
Ripon College ranked 1st among all private liberal arts colleges in Wisconsin for “Best Value.” Ripon ranked 9th among all colleges and universities in Wisconsin and 3rd among all private colleges in the state, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal, which based its rankings on calculations by New York City financial technology company SmartAsset.
2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
81 percent of Ripon College students engaged in community service in academic year 2013-2014, logging a total of 5,522 community service hours.
National Communication Association (NCA)
The Ripon College Communication Department received the 2014 Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award from the National Communication Association recognizing the best undergraduate communication program in America.