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Boise State Again Listed Among ‘Up-And-Comers’ By U.S. News and World Report

Boise State University is listed among the “up-and-comers” of higher education institutions in U.S. News and World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” issue for the second year in a row.

Released Tuesday, the magazine ranked Boise State at No. 5 in the western division of its “2011 Up-and-Comers” list for regional universities. In all, just 68 universities that have made “the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities” made the list. Rankings were based on the responses of experts who answered the magazine’s annual peer assessment survey.

In addition, Boise State’s College of Engineering was again ranked among the best undergraduate engineering programs in the nation by the magazine. Boise State was ranked 16th among comprehensive public universities and shares the No. 42 ranking among all undergraduate engineering programs with California State University-Sacramento, Maine Maritime Academy, Norwich University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Purdue University-Calumet and University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.


Media Contact: Mike Journee, University Communications, (208) 426-1517,

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