The newest ranking for the U.S. News & World Report has the University of Connecticut is once again among the top 20 public universities in the country.
The report ranked UConn at 19 of 173 public universities, which is the highest it has ever been ranked, according to school officials.
UConn officials said the ranking of the university has improved because of its commitment to reducing class sizes, the strength of its incoming freshman classes, graduation rate and its retention rate.
"Our success is owed to the visionary support UConn receives from the state and its leaders, so every citizen in Connecticut can be very proud of their flagship public university," said UConn President Susan Herbst in a statement Tuesday. "It is vital that we all work hard to maintain and build on this success in the years to come."
Last year, UConn was ranked 21 in the report.
Yale University was ranked third on the list. And Trinity College, Wesleyan University, Connecticut College were ranked in the top 50 for national liberal arts colleges. Quinnipiac University was ranked 11 in the regional northern universities.
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