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WTAMU Named to America

Sept. 13, 2012

COPY BY:    Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Named to America’s Best Colleges List Again

CANYON, Texas—For the third consecutive year, West Texas A&M University has been listed  in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges, landing in the Best Regional Public Universities-West Category. The 2013 list was released Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Every year U.S. News and World Report gathers information on colleges and universities across the United States to compile the annual best college list. Regional universities are split into four regions—North, South, Midwest and West—and Texas is one of the 15 states included in the West Region. Colleges and universities within those regions are ranked on graduation retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

“We are committed to making West Texas A&M University the best it can be, and these annual rankings confirm that we are meeting success in this effort,” Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, president, said. “It’s an honor to be recognized again this year as one of the best regional university in the West. This ranking by our peers demonstrates the University’s continued dedication to educational excellence.”

WTAMU also was just recognized for the third year in a row on the “Best in the West” section of The Princeton Review’s website feature “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” posted at PrincetonReview.com. The University made its first appearance on the “2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list.

West Texas A&M University is a member of The Texas A&M University System and the primary source for higher education, research and service for the Texas Panhandle region. The University offers a doctoral program in agriculture, 41 master’s degree programs and 62 baccalaureate degree programs to a growing population of about 8,000 students.



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