Every year my alma mater prouding announces its placement in the US News ranking of the top colleges in the midwest. This year they placed 16th.
A year ago they changed the name from “Huntington College” to “Huntington University.” The argument was that a number of other schools were adopting the “university” label, and there seemed to be solid data that the “university” tag would increase the school’s stature in people’s minds. And maybe it does. I’m not sure it makes much diff to US News. Only 10 of the top 50 schools, and only 2 of the top 10, have the “university” label. I just found that interesting.1 Comment